Monday, 17 August 2015

fortune hill and pont burn walks tree pipit, green woodpecker etc

15-8-15 fortune hill walk from marley hill


1.collared dove
2.blackbird
3 jackdaw
4.house martin
5.blue tit.
6.magpie
7 goldfinch
8meadow pipit
9 yellow hammer
10 wren
11 willow warbler
12 long tailed tit
13 lapwing 20
14 linnet 8
15 buzzard 1
16 swallow
17whitethroat
18 red kite 1
19 robin
20 green woodpecker s of byermoor x1
21 bullfinch
22 herring gull
23 willow tit 4
24jay
25 great spotted woodpecker
26chiffchaff
27 tree creeper

shibdon pond 16-8-15


black tailed godwit x3
water rail 
300+lapwing

pont burn walk 17-8-15


nuthatch
coal tit
wood pigeon
dipper
grey heron
rook
red kite
wren
blue tit
stock dove
great spotted woodpecker
pheasant
goldcrest
chiffchaff
black bird
great tit
bullfinch
swallow
tree pipit x3
chaffinch
jay
tree sparrow x4
house sparrow
grey wagtail x4
tree creeper
yellow hammer x1

my path taken around pont burn 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

pont burn

No tree pipits due to farm work however ticked blackcap so its all good.
Pont burn wood again was quiet however nice views of roe deer nuthatch and treecreeper with calling buzzards in the distance with the occasional bullfinch, great tit blue tit coal tit with added song thrush blackbird.
Exiting thewoods wood pigeon, crows showed with a few swallows over rhe fields. And house sparrow, yello hammer and chaffinch along the hedgerows, blackcap showed at the end of the walk in an overgrown area alongside the driveway to hamsterley hall



beech i think



buzzards were in those pines

hamsterley hall

view over hamsterley park where they were going to build

along hamsterley spring wood

various footpaths through wood

hamsterley spring wood

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Pont burn tree pipits

5+ tree pipits were acting like they werent red listed species today at south field farm nr pont burn woodd today which was the highlight of the walk this morning.
Also 2red kite seen around the entrance gates to hamsterley hall, also a green woodpecker heard but not seen i. This area too.
Dipper and grey wagtail along the burn.
In the deciduous wood tbere were Nuthatch, great and blue tits, Treecreeper, wood pigeon, robin, song tbrush, blackbird,great dlotte hspottedwoodpecker however the woods were a bit quiet.
In the open areas a small flock of house sparrows, yellow hammer, chaffinch and whitethroat, goldfinch, with crows jackdaws and magpie. Buzzards were soaring over head and kestrels were hunting over the long grass.
Swallows and house martins were over the fields and farm house. Where there could have been a spotted flycatcher but quickly disappeared so no i. D.
Looking forward to getting out tbere again soon before migration starts.