Birdbrain Stuff

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Hartlepool Headland

Eastern Black Redstart giving reasonably good views as it flitted from shoreline rocks to the stone jetty and thereabouts.

Many Cormorant, 7 Eider Duck, 10 Common Scoter, Great Northern Diver. c20 Purple Sandpiper, several Oystercatcher & Turnstone, c12 Ringed Plover, 4 each Curlew & Knot, few Redshank. 2 Rock Pipit, Pied Wagtail and expected gull species. On the way to Saltholme a single Sanderling was on the beach.

All these pictures taken by Dave Wetherell
Saltholme RSPB

Long-tailed Duck, 2 Scaup, pr Goldeneye, 3 Pintail, pr Gadwall, 1 Pochard, c14 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, Mallards, 2 Shelduck, numerous Teal & Wigeon.
c75 Golden Plover, numerous Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed & 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
Little Egret, Kestrel, 3 Mute Swan, Canadas, Greylag, c12 Goldfinch, Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting.

Many thanks to DW for a memorable session.
Finally I must remember the rather handsome merino sheep that kept giving me the eye.