Monday, 16 August 2010

Good end to a frustrating day

After a frustrating day on Teesside where I missed the Whiskered Tern I was glad to get a phone call and lift from SH last night to see the Syke’s Warbler- Lifer.
I had reasonable to good views of the Warbler as it flitted around the bottom of a bush in the dunes. It occasionally climbed up the branch stem before dropping back down.
It was nice to be talked to yesterday at Hadston by a number of friendly Northumberland birders, which I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the last few years.


Newton Stringer said...

Were you at Druridge Bay yesterday pm then ? If I'd have known I'd have said hello !!

Btw 1 whimbrel over crammy yesterday.

Crammy Birder said...

Yer I was, tall guy in a Blue T-shirt. I would have done the same if I'd known you were there.
I think your one of the only birders I haven't met in the field.

Thats the third Whimbrel in crammy this year!

Newton Stringer said...

Do you have dark hair then ? I think I saw you ?

I rarely venture away from my patch so thats prolly why we've never met.

I am not so tall, think I had an olive green sweatshirt on yesterday ? Got a mess of thick dark brown curly hair.... at least that's what the wife calls it... a mess !

Crammy Birder said...

Yer that was me then, I was standing next to you at one point before you went to your car.