|Great Black-backed Gull, Amble Harbour.|
Sightings included Jack Snipe and Red Breasted Mergansers at Cresswell, over 1,500 Pink-feet close to Druridge, East Chevington brought us the Slavonian Grebe fairly close before it lifted and disappeared for a while before returning and landing distantly over by the large island. A bonus came in the form of a Bittern which i initially spotted while i was checking out fence posts for Short-eared Owls over towards the coastal path. No Shorties but the Bittern rose briefly from the reeds before disappearing almost immediately. I was the only one to see it at this time but was happy when it lifted again some five minutes later and all present had a view.
|What a beaut !|
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Nearly forgot..........best sight of the day was the look on Johns face when his missus rang him and descibed what turned out to be Waxwings in his garden. This is the young lady who also rang him and described what turned out to be the White Stork that flew over her head in Wallsend a couple of weeks ago.
CAN YOU IMAGINE YOUR MISSUS HAVING WAXERS AND STORKS ON HER YEAR LIST AND YOU HAVEN'T !!!