Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

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

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Day out West

an away day up the dale

Lots to see up that way.

Highlights were watching these guys :-

Others seen:-
3 Egyptian Geese
redhead Smew
my first of the year singing Marsh Tit
Lapwing & Golden Plover displaying on territory
year-ticks of Red & Black Grouse
Singing Crossbill & Siskin
a roadside Snow Bunting nr Stanhope
raptors invisible, although i chanced upon a day-light hunting Barn Owl & managed a record shot.

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