Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

Birdwatching in & around Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, County Durham.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Warm as Coast

a flat calm sunny late Summer day at the central coastal area produced a huge selection of birds & wildlife.

Selected species List :-


3 flocks of Whimbrel in off
Marsh Tit
adult Black Tern north at 19:10
2Tree Sparrow
2Yellow Wagtail
2Swift
2juv Shag
family of Razorbill
Goldcrest
family of 5 Green Woodpecker
1 Red legged Partridge
5Little Owl
1juvStonechat
10Kestrel,
1nTurnstone
1juvWheatear
Bullfinch
15+Little Gull feeding offshore
Jay
Skylarks
Treecreepers
Grey Partridge
60nOystercatcher
1Tree Pipit over NW
ad& 2juv Arctic Tern
2Swift
3pr Mallard north
Willow Tits
juv Kittiwake
family party of Sandwich Tern flew off high inland calling strongly after dark
2 Lesser Whitethroat
20nCommon Scoter
8+Blackcap
Finished off with aBarn Owl emerging from its roost prior to hunting at dusk
and 10+ Tawny Owl heard on walk back inc begging juvs

3Whinchat
unfledged Fulmar in nest hole

juv Mediterranean Gull loafing & feeding offshore
up to 15 Little Gulls feeding & loafing offshore (juv in pic)

Little Owl ( better pic on owl-blog)

No comments:

Post a Comment