Patch 09:00-13:00 before work pm - 77species
Recce visit in anticipation of Mickys 24 hr patch Marathon !
- only a few days remain & as far as we are aware , only the 3 of us competing.
24 hours On Foot From Home & some interesting rules to go with it !
Stroll around today produced, No Cuckoo, Redshank, Grasshopper Warbler, Partridge nor Stock Dove.
1 passage Spotted Flycatcher, 7m1f Garden Warbler, Oystercatcher with young, 1Cormorant, 1Common Tern
5Kestrel up, 3m Bullfinch feeding together, prWigeon, 2mLesser Whitethroat, 1Common Sandpiper, mWillow Tit, 5mReed Warbler,
awesome wader combo at Pool II
1Little Ringed Plover, 2GBBGull, 1Greylag Goose, 2mTeal, 1Curlew, prGadwall.
Durham Turf/Morton Woods:
mWheatear, 1Curlew, mSparrowhawk, prNuthatch, 1Treecreeper, 1GSWpkr, 1Heron, prMistle Thrush.
3distant Buzzard, 2-3Sparrowhawk up, Grey Wagtail, Dabchick.
Tourist brochure pic of Sludgeletch
The real thing :-
Where theres muck theres brass as they say
Since Friday MH has seen Wood Sand, Goosander, Common Tern, Osprey, Common Sand, Yellow Wagtail.
Chester Park this evening produced 2 day ticks:-
BHGull & Stock Dove
& Mute Swan scarer
(butter would melt)