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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Druridge Pools - Chibburn

A run up the coast first stop the flooded field at Lynemouth still plenty water in a couple or Redshank and Pied Wagtail with about 20 BHG, the field itself looks like a right tip with discarded wrappings from hay bales they never seem to pick anything up . Cresswell I only stopped at the top end 3 Avocets where nice to see 3 Pintail near the causeway , again just a couple of Redshank and 2 Pied Wagtails , I went on to Druridge Pools , just several Tufted on the main pool but the flooded fields held again 4-5 Pintail , Egyptian Goose, about 10 Shoveller , with a good scattering of Gadwall, Teal & Wigeon , 2 Marsh Harrier over  and later 5 Buzzards soared overhead .The afternoon was rather dull so  I went for  a walk over to the Ruins of Chibburn Priory its well documented History is online , it's worth a visit in one section of the walls a WW11 machine gun slit is incorporated such was the fear of invasion during this dark time in our most recent history . Oddly lots of WW11 sites have  been  destroyed  over the years the future will see millions in Lottery money being spent to save them , Blyth Links had numerous Pill Boxes made from sandbags only a few  remnants now remain .

 Pintail a very elegant duck
 View across the flooded fields to the Budge Screen in the distance

 There was some restoration done some years ago hence the joint in the beam , that is a very large piece of Sandstone across the fire , how they moved such large and very heavy items in those days is amazing

 WW11 Gun slit in the corner on the left, if you not yet been over it is only a short walk from the track at Druridge Pools
Marsh Harrier over

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