Monday, 27 August 2012

North East again

Keith and i were heading over to the east once again, hoping for a good seawatch. We Started at Salthome first and the flash at Port Clarence. Wow what a cracking looking flood with 2 Little Stint, a Juv Curlew Sandpiper, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff a few Dunlin and 7 Little Egrets.
We then moved onto Phil Stead hide at Saltholme pools and again it was full of birds including 5 Garganey and 2 Greenshank.

It then went downhill from there for me at least Seawatching of Hartlepool was rubbish, we had already missed the Sooty Shearwater's and the Long-tailed Skuas and so the only birds of note were a few Arctic Skuas. We then made our way to St Marys Island where yesterdays Greenish Warbler was still in the wetland. Keith managed to find the bird twice... me i was looking from another area, watching a Fox. BUGGERRRR...We had come away from Hartlepool at 12, by 2-45 a bloody Great Shearwater had passed, now i was getting frustrated, so i gave up on the Greenish Warbler and we tried another Seawatch from St Marys, another disaster with again only Arctic Skuas. Everywhere else had Sooty's and Long-tailed Skuas.. GRRRR Suppose we cant have it good all the time. So a great start but a dire end to the day.

I forgot to add Little Gull past Hartlepool and a couple of White Wagtails with the little Stint at Saltholme pools.

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