Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

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

Monday, 7 January 2013

Four foot tarts

These 4 added with ease :- Goosander, Shelduck ( drake back on breeding territory ), Whooper Swan & passing Pochard. . Mild & calm - loads of bird song including:- 5 early Willow Tits, first in song included 2cock Linnet, 1 Stock Dove, 1 drumming GSW, also 2 flocks of Redwing & Fieldfare in noisy chorus. . Others over the 13 mile stroll :- 12Dipper, Heron, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, GSW, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Jay, Gadwall, Stock Dove, Little Owl x2, Long-eared Owl x1... . Came upon another 1 man bird hide under construction :- . . Dart-board available for use during quiet spells . . I could have continued on along the track... ....but felt two tyred.... #86 on the Foot it List.

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