Sunday, 31 May 2015

Beamish sunday

Started of at coppy lane walked past beamish hall and along beamish burn then down to the ford then kinda into beamish museum then high forge back up past the ford up to mill wood then up through hedley further up to burdon then up to fortune hill woods area.

Birds seen on the windy rainy day were

1.mallard
2.pheasant
3.grey heron-s of wheatleys gill
4.buzzard-wheatleys gill
5.red kite burdon moor and wheatleys gill
6.kestrel-near flint mill beamish
7.oystercatcher-field adjacent to coppy lane
8.lapwing - with young at coppy lane
9.curlew-near burdon moor
10.herring gull
11.feral pigeon
12.wood pigeon
13.collared dove
14.swift
15.gs woodpecker
16.skylark-coppy lane and around causey/ta field/burdon
17.swallow
18 house martin
19.tree pipit-fortune hill wood been here since middle of may, spotted in same area
20.meadow pipit-causey/tanfield/burdon
21.grey wagtail-beamish burn
22.wren
23.du nock
24.robin
25.redstart beamish nz2254
26.blackbird
27.song thrush
28.mistle thrush
29.whitethroat
30.blackcap
31.garden warbler-hedley hall walk
32.chiffchaff
33.willow warbler
34.spotted flycatcher-coppy wood+millwood
35.goldcrest
36.long tailed tit
37.willow tit-fortune hill
38.coal tit
39.blue tit
40.great tit
41.treecreeper-fortune hill
42.jay-fortune hill
43.magpie
44.crow
45.rook
46.jackdaw
47.starling
48.house sparrow-various housing around coppy lane
49.chaffinch
50.goldfinch
51.greenfinch-high forge beamish
52.linnet-burdon moor
53.bullfinch
54.yellowhammer
55.reed bunting

Saturday, 23 May 2015

beamish redstart

longest walk ever started at 6;30am went down tanfield path from marley hill across road to burdon 25greylag) went down to hedley hall woods, passed pockerley pond through beamish woods, passed the ford, up to beamish burn to beamish wild turned back on myslef passed the ford then to flint mill over footbridge back onto tyne and wear trail onto main road into field by bobby shafto caravan park through field then enter ousbrough from the east minstrel farm (mount escomb) through ousbrough woods back up to flint mill eventually getting back to the ford and beamish burn/beamish ropes road then up coppy lane to causey then up to marley hill.

i cant be bothered to write where i actually seen specific birds on the blog at the moment ill be putting that on my other patch work blog soon

List

1.reed bunting(right of pockerley pond)
2.yellow hammer
3 bullfinch
4 linnet
5 greenfinch
6 chaffinch
7 goldfinch
8 house sparrow
9starling
10.rook
11 carrion crow
12jackdaw
13jay
14magpie
15treecreeper(beamish ford)
16nuthatch(beamish ford)
17willow tit(beamish ford)
Possible marsh tit(nz222547)
18.blue tit
19.great tit
20.coal tit
21.long tailed tit
22.goldcrest
23.spotted flycatcher(2-3at coppy wood)
24.chiff chaff
25willow warbler
26 whitethroat
27.blackcap
28.garden warbler nz226544
29..blackbird
30.mistle thrush
31.song thrush
32.common redstart
33.robin
34.dunnock
35.wren
36.dipper (beamish burn nz2154/55)
37.grey wagtail(stream near mistrel farm, ousbrough wood)
38.meadow pipit
heard tree pipit fortune hill again not seen tho
39house martin
40 swallow
41skylark(coppy lane, ridley hill)
heard green woodpecker
42great spotted woodpecker
43 swift
44 wood pigeon
45.feral pigeon
46.collared dove
47.lapwing(coppy lane)
48.coot(pockerley pond)
49.moorhen(pockerley pond)
50.kestrel(field op beamish wild entrance)
51.common buzzard(wood s. Of redburn banks.)
52.grey heron(pockerley pond)
53.little grebe(pockerley pond)
54 red legged partridge
55.pheasant
56.mallard(pockerley pond)
57.canada goose(pockerley pond)
58. greylag goose(burdon moor)

Pockerley pond

Durham and 

Pockerley hill woods

Near high forge

Coppy woods
Big tree




Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Watergate park

Had a walk around the park from 12-2pm,wasnt too busy,  highlight were 5moorhen chicks, reed warbler, little grebe,  yellow wags.

Full list.

1.starling
2.goldfinch
3.blackbird
4.magpie
5.robin
6.crow
7.chiffchaff
8.wren
9.wood pigeon
10.blue tit
11.jackdaw
12.mute swan
13.mallard
14.coot
15.canada goose
16.moorhen
17.cormorant
18.little grebe
19.reed warbler
20.tufted duck
21.lesser black backed gull
22.willow warbler
23.reed bunting
24.swallow
25.grey heron
26.grey wagtail
27. chaffinch
28.long tailed tit
29.linnet
30.whitethroat
31.blackcap
32.garden warbler
33.house martin

Saturday, 16 May 2015

devon 8-5-15 till 15-5-15

had a family trip to brixham, stopped off at various places Dartmoor, hound tor, widdicombe, berry head didn't really have much time to bird watch but
heard a cuckoo at hound tor, along with wheatear,
raven, whinchat, stonechat feeding young and fulmar seen around berry head

looks excellent for bird watching though,

Tree pipit

video

A thorough search through fortune hill woods today came good with a tree pipit singing and perched in a tree it was calling while I was looking for flycatchers so eventually I tracked it down.had to record it's call just to make sure as I haven't seen many damn sure it wasn't a meadow pipit as it was slightly bigger and seemed more confident than meadow pipit at one point it was walking effortlessly along a branch.was good numbers of black flying insects around the wood today maybe it will stick around for a couple of days
 another grasshopper warbler was tracked down near the wood also good number of swifts in area too.

Got a positive i.d from mark newsome thats good enough for me.