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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Teesside Treasures

Tues 10 Jan courtesy of DW. Arrived at Skinningrove where it didn't take too long before we got cracking views of the Eastern Black Redstart.

Also seen around the wider area: 10 Stonechat, Rock & Meadow Pipit, c40 Tree Sparrow, pr Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting, m Sparrowhawk, 1 Eider  Duck, 4 Red-Breasted Merganser, ditto Shelduck c11 Velvet Scoter.

C36 Linnet, c24 Sanderling, c14 Turnstone, c50 Oystercatcher, 4 Bar-tailed & 1 Black-tailed Godwit, ditto Curlew.

Wed 11 Jan Hartlepool Headland. 3 Red-throated Diver, 8 distant Scoter species, 6 Redshank, 2 Curlew, c22 Eider Duck, 6 GBBG, numerous Oystercatcher, few Turnstone, c12 Purple Sandpiper.
In the wider area on the way back 20 Curlew, c200 Sanderling, several Knot, a few Grey Plover, ditto Turnstone, more Oystercatchers, c10 Linnet, 1 Stonechat.