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28th October North east.

Posted by meg33 on October 29, 2011 at 5:10 AM

Well the day before's reports boded well for today Saltholme and St Marys Island with a few Rarities. First stop was for a purple heron at Saltholme... Dip! grrr Semi P Greetham Creek Dip grr. Birds we did see were 40 Barnacle geese plenty of Little Egrets, Dunlin, Grey plover and plenty of Ducks. A calling Water rail.

Keith did extremely well to spot 2 very distance Short-eared Owls sat on a Rock.

Next stop was Teeside for a reported Black Redstart..... Dip grrrr but Purple Sandpiper on the pier.

Final stop was St Marys Island where we did Manage to find a Yellow browed warbler that had been reported WOHOOOO, but dipped the Richards pipit Boooooo. Finally walking through Whitley Bay cemetery but very quiet. So all in a all not a day for rares.

Little Egret

Barnacle Goose

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