Friday, 28 May 2010

So Close

I had a walk around the fields surrounding Cramlington Windmill today.
I was going to have a look at the Merck Sharp and Dohme pond and reed bed but access has been blocked off so I'll have to rethink that one.
The highlight of the walk was only the second record of Red Legged Partridge (to my knowledge), in Cramlington.
I found a dead RLP in 2006 in a tree next to the horse fields at Nelson and only know of one record of a live bird which was also seen near the Windmill a few years ago.

The RLP was nearly flattened by a car as it flew from one side of the road to the other before disappearing into the hedgerow.

104 - Red Legged Partridge


Birding Sometimes said...

Not aware of rlp in Cramlington Phil, was yours near the windmill?

Crammy Birder said...

Yer it was on the roadside next to the Aesica entrance