Tuesday, 7 April 2009

North East sightings

Up to the North East for the weekend to celebrate my Grandma's 100th birthday, happy birthday Grandma! Took the opportunity to get out & about, and popped across to St Mary's Island (Whitley Birder's home patch) at low tide & with a strong Easterly breeze & a heavy sea fret there was little about. To the left of the causeway we spotted Curlew, Rock Pipit, Turnstone, a group of Eider on the water & skylark audible inland. A pitstop at Castaways, Seaton Sluice for soup & pudding then a quick look around the harbour, not much about other than Starlings lining the fence. We continued up the coast to Blyth Harbour to chance a sighting of the Seal but no luck there, we did manage a few decent shots of the Eider, about 9 in total, and a few greedy Gulls too.

I didn't realise that this Starling was ringed until I reviewed my pics.

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