#1231

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:22 pm
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

My garden feeders have been very busy this weekend so in between the last minute decorating I have managed a bit of bird watching. Plenty of greenfinches and goldfinches with a male chaffinch making an appearance this morning. Also plenty of blue and great tits with a long tailed tit visiting the fatballs today. I think the LTT is a first for me in the garden.

One other bird of note was a wren which busily checked each shrub for signs of a meal.

Many years ago my son planted a Gala apple seed which grew and the tree is now producing fruit. The fruit has stayed on the tree, despite the recent gales, and the birds are thoroughly enjoying the feast.

Good night out on Friday again with the usual good crack and good company.

Brian


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#1232

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:25 pm
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Originally posted by Jarra Sid
My friend back In my garden this morning.



Sid

Very persistent bird, you have to give him 10/10 for trying

Brian


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#1233

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:56 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Originally posted by Brian.G

Originally posted by Jarra Sid
My friend back In my garden this morning.



Sid

Very persistent bird, you have to give him 10/10 for trying

Brian




Or one of your fish

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#1234

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:16 pm
by degsy_safc | 458 Posts

If anyone wants to get some pretty close sightings of SEO's, then Prestwick Carr is definitely worth a visit, plus the chance of a sighting of the resident Great Grey Shrike.

Couple of pictures from today of the SEO's;

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Cheers,
Derek

Website: http://www.digiphotog.com

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#1235

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:25 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Great Shot's Derek,love pic.2.

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#1236

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:28 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Another 4 Waxwings over the Tile sheds area today!. "trill call"and flight pattern a joy to encounter, after a Boldon asda shopping trip.


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#1237

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:56 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Stonking shots of the SEO Derek well done.
John


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#1238

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:51 am
by degsy_safc | 458 Posts

Sid / John - many thanks lads, its pretty hard to fail over
there at the min, they are putting on a pretty good show - very close to the fence line :-)


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Derek

Website: http://www.digiphotog.com

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#1239

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:16 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Walked along Don this morning,5 little Grebe.Heron.Curlew,Redshank.Robin's, Wren,Song Thrush,G.S.W.plus the usual Blackbird's etc.etc.

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#1240

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:03 am
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Had a pair of Mistle Thrush on the ST College playing field this afternoon. Haven't seen them around here for a while now but glad to know they are still about.

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#1241

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:45 am
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts

John, Harton Cemetery is alive with Mistle Thrushes at the minute feeding on the berries.


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#1242

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:17 am
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Cheers Rob, I haven't been to the cemetery for a while now as I seem to get most of the inhabitants visiting the garden now.

Grey Squirrel is a daily visitor now its found the nut store that I put out for the birds and I had a Stock Dove a few weeks ago which I presume came from ther also.

And before anyone asks about the other inhabitants of the Cem visiting the garden well not to my knowledge (Brian).

Regards

John

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#1243

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:32 pm
by keithmc | 318 Posts

8 shellduck on the river tyne today opposite jarrow slake (2 out of shot), very dodgy record shot.

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#1244

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:44 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

I took pic.1 oct,2010,pic 2.I took yesterday,I wonder If It's the same bird,It's beak seem's to be growing again.

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#1245

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:27 pm
by keithmc | 318 Posts

i was driving past saxon way estate this morning and noticed about a dozen distinctive silouettes in a tree top near the playground, waxwing. a text from steve confirmed my suspisions as a report "50 of the beauties near the shop on the jarra estate" was displayed on my phone. i only managed to see 3 of the birds when i returned after dropping the kids off at school, so with the sun shining i decided to go on a bit of a mission and see how many species of bird i could see around the doors. i started off at bede monastry,
birds seen; redwing, moorhen, heron, eider, curlew, redshank, reed bunting, collared dove, teal, blackbird, redpoll, goldfinch, greenfinch, dunnock, robin, mallard, crrion crow, black headed gull, song thrush, blue tit, great tit, wren, little grebe.
saxon way; fieldfare, waxwing, jackdaw, magpie, mistle thrush, starling, house sparrow, herring gull, woodpigeon, pied wagtail.
cock crow inn; mute swan, pochard, tufted duck, siskin, bullfinch, canada goose, coot, goldcrest(heard).
drive through west pastures; kestrel, partridge, pheasant.
colliery woods; sparrowhawk, chaffinch.
tilesheds; long tailed tit.
boldon flats; greylag, wigeon, lapwing, tree sparrow, stock dove, peregrine.
whitburn; oystercatcher, ringed plover, dunlin, sanderling, purple sandpiper, bar tailed godwit, turnstone, rock pipit, meadow pipit, rook(rifle range).
trow; cormorant, red throated diver, common gull.
groyne;greater black backed gull, shag.
69 species if you include the goldcrest, not a bad days birding.

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