Sunday, 24 April 2016

Pont burn/hamsterley hall

Pair of tree pipits were present in the trees along the path, swallows were also about, red kite and buzzards also

At burdon moor very brief views of redstart male, being chased out of the hawthorn up towards the metal gate by a territorial robin,was unable to relocate it.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

1st blackcap of the year

M+f blackcap beamish hall bridge
Seo x2 burdonmoor
Possible merlin coppy lane field

Woods sw of beamish entrance beech and pine.
Nuthatch, treecreeper,blue,coal,great tit,lt tit,chaffinch,jackdaw.failed to find yesterdays marsh tit sighting.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Willow warblers 1st of year. Nz2057

2 Willow warbler singing near tanfield railway 1st of the year
Lots of chiffchaff calling
Reed bunting near marshy area
3 roe deer.
1willow tit
A few curlew calling and only 1 lapwing present compared to 12 a few weeks ago.
30c species seen in total.

Saturday, 2 April 2016


Nice to see 2 redshank near tanfield railway which I flushed then later on seen them near road at burdon.
Lots of curlew calling.
Watched the golden plover must be near a 1000.
A short eared owl was at burdon
Leo was in the area calling and briefly seen.
Plenty of meadow pipit
A few teal
No wheatear or stonechat.
Chiffchaff calling in whole area.
A woodcock was ridingvat tanfield
A snipe was flushed on ravenswoth fell

Seen a hare and a few roe deer also