Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

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

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Ate Jacks

An icy Jack feeding

& a record shot

at least 8 seen today close to Flushing Meadows, concentrated by several days of icy weather - the most ive seen at one spot for a couple of winters.

ice free feeding area

one landed on this dry bank amongst the leaf litter - it still blended in superbly !

seems to have been a good day for them, heres a cracking pic from Gateshead Birders Website - taken by Paul Davison :-

and one from last year by me:-

and a quality one from May 2011, which i hope to get again !:-


  1. Great pics, I especially like the Goosanders on the front though. Great job.

  2. Hi Steve, No way is there a Jack on Pic 4! I've looked til I'm boggle eyed :)If there is please post a highlighted picture....