Saturday, 23 May 2009

Friday Night

I went up to East Chevington with Steve H last night to see if the Quail was still around.
We stayed for about half an hour but no sign of the Quail. On the north pool the water level looks a lot lower than usual but the only wader was a Redshank.
Two male Marsh Harriers were also around, one flew south after being mobbed by four Lapwing.

At Druridge Pools a Black Tailed Godwit and a Snipe were the only wader we could see from the new hide. Four Hares were running around the field as well.

Nothing much at Cresswell Pond apart from a Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper on the far shore. A Shellduck with only one chick didn't look as well protected as the birds at Blyth.

We decided not to look for the Bluethroat at Newbiggin after being told that it was proving hard to find and even harder to get a good look at.

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