Thursday, 2 January 2014

4 more, 70 birds for the year

4 more species for the year after a bit of the walk over a wet and occasionally blustery fell.

Tawny Owl calling at first light in the Southburn woods and a Woodcock flushed from there as I walked/crashed through them. Then Daisy Hill produced two more with several Common Snipe and two Meadow Pipit (but no hoped for Jack Snipe). Still 70 species on the 2nd here ain't too bad.


  1. Thats an impressive start & some good birds
    Interesting choice of boundary
    Best of Luck

  2. I know - as well as Beamish & Ouston it includes Lambton Pond and Houghton Gate so I'm afraid I'll be straying onto your patch :-)