470+Herring Gull, 7LBBGull,
2m Lesser Whitethroat, 4prGrey Partridge,
2m Willow Tit including one singing between feeding on Ash buds at 40 feet,
2prLapwing with young,
1 late Fieldfare nr High.H. radio mast,
Sand Martin colony in full swing,
3Little Owls in 3 seperate locations,
1Heron trying his luck at a netted garden pond,
8+Tree Sparrow, 25+Whitethroat,
Barn Owl scoped in roost,
good nos of Linnet, Yellowhammer, Skylark,
Blackbird nesting on ground with 3 eggs,
4+pr Stock Dove, 1Curlew, 3mChiffchaff.
Year tick with 3Common Tern, 2Grasshopper Warbler, 1Garden Warbler, 2Reed Warbler, Sparrowhawk.
Herrington Hill / Woods.
1Buzzard, Mistle Thrush with 2 fledged young, 10Blackcap, 1GSW, 4Chiffchaff
Spring 2010 - woodland trackway
View - looking N to Penshaw Monument (Cheviots in far distance)
Kes / LO roost
Ending on a less positive note
Not a sight nor sound from any Corn Bunts . . .
We helped 'em through the worst of the winter with supplemental feeding
From the look of it there isnt a single field of Barley to be seen . . .
Looks like autumn sown Wheat right across from the A19 - hope theyre still there . . & if not hope they havnt gone far . . .
record count of 42 wind turbines from the elevated vantage point