Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

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

Saturday, 5 January 2013


6 mile circular this morning, adding 8 more :-
Linnet, Curlew, Mipit, Shorty, Snipe & Jack Snipe as expected, but dipping any Rails.
Willow Tit and Bullfinch both singing in calm mild conditions.

Less expected, but on this months hit list as outside chance birds:- 2 Crossbill & a noisy and energetic Green Sand.bringing up #74

.........still to fall:- Skylark, Redshank, Golden Plover, Peregrine, Water Rail, Goosander, Pochard, Shelduck, GCGrebe, PFGoose, Green Woodpecker, Med Gull, LBBGull, Waxwing,  Mealy Redpoll & 3 owls....

A trip to the Peter Pan Panto in the PM

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