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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Cresswell & Druridge

A run up the coast only took us as far as Druridge pools the wind was strong and from the west , first stop was Lynemouth sewage works viewing from the hillnear the travellers site , Swallows , Sand Martins and a few House Martins feeding just along the burn, Black Tailed Godwit on the flash, Cresswell the small pool had a nice showy male Garganey but the strong wind put paid to any decent photos, 2 Common Sandpipers and  2 Avocets  at the north end with a few Dunlin feeding , Druridge from the screen and another 2 male Garganey feeding together, also 2 Black tailed Godwits and a Whimbrel dropped in 9 Herons in a loose group, the pools had Tufted and a few Mallard with Sand martins hawking across the pond and several Swifts over the trees and 2 Wheatear on the short grass before the dunes.
This week the Swifts have returned to their nest site in the loft first one bird spent two nights, then joined by another both roosting for the night viewed via CCTV.
 Lynemouth Flash looking very good at the moment if it dry's out a little should be tempting to passage waders

 Garganey at Cresswell it called several times
 Lone whimbrel circled calling before dropping into the field by the screen
 Two Males feed together before they both preen then fall asleep on the pool edge

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