Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

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

Saturday, 5 January 2013

2013 - Footing it on New Years Day

A late start while waiting for the British Gas mans been to mend the combi boiler...

So a sluggish 10:30 start on a breezy cold day,  home for 17:00, 11mile circular mixed farmland, woodland, stream, scrub & small wetland area, producing a respectable 66species including :-
Woodcock, Buzzard, Kes, Sparhawk, Willow Tit, Nuthatch, Kingfisher, Yellowhammer, Grey Partridge, Jay, Goldeneye, Tree Sparrow, Redpoll, Siskin.
Those watched in song including Dipper, Mistle Thrush & GreatTit.

  google map of area

One surprise = single Oik
Dips = Linnet, Mipit, Skylark, Golden Plover, Water Rail, Snipe, Jack Snipe, Curlew
Owls = only a single Tawny - the least said the better !

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