Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

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

Monday, 9 April 2012

Pied Gold

A very welcome and well overdue piece of patch gold

Only Three and a half mile north there are 4 pairs at the Wildfowl and Wetlands site, Washington
The first pair showed up 6 or 7 year ago, but we havnt had a sniff on the home patch till now -
a super addition to local lists.


  1. Long overdue, Collared Pratincole at Houghton Gate this year....I can dream.

  2. Nice!- always satisfying to get a 'new' bird on the local patch!