Labels: Common Darter, Cuckoo, DRURIDGE POOLS, East Chevington, Marsh Harrier, Sound Recording, Soundcloud, Speckled Wood
A little behind with my Blog posts of late this is a visit along the coast at the end of the month, again checked the now rather large pond at Lynemouth but still nothing , something will drop in surely, Cresswell held 22 Little Gulls all 1st summers that I could see as they all spent the time on the spit , report of a Little Egret dropping in when I had left seen a few around but not as yet this year in the Blyth valley patch. Druridge Pools the next stop juvenile Long Eared Owls just visible in the distance later I went around to the Oddie hide to find a couple who had been at the Budge screen and shown the Owls through a scope it seems they where not content with this and where up on the banks trying to get a better look Tossers !!! is all I can say to these sort of people and anyone else that does the same thing they are not the first people that seem to think the banks are there so they can get a better view over the ponds .
It turned out to be a warm day and I found the first Common Darters of the year near the reserve entrance , so I took the opportunity and had a look around for some insect subjects, which also included Large Skipper and 3-4 Speckled Wood, ended up at East Chevington 2 Cuckoos seen one alighted briefly on the fence only to be mobbed by a Meadow Pipit , 2 Female and 1 Male Marsh Harrier giving good views over the reeds
Juvenile Long Eared Owl Call