The above mentioned bird is showing well in the corner of the flash. Viewed this morning, Monday between 6.30 - 7.00 from track that passes through the kennels. Fairly distant for images but was seen 3/4 times quite clearly through scope.
A phone call to Howdon Blogger late last night and John was picking me up on Station Road in Wallsend at 5.30. We tried to find bird from the road initially but no success before heading out on the track. The bird however was probably showing from the road when it appeared. Also seen was a Common Sandpiper,a couple of Oystercatchers, Grey Heron, 2 female Shovelers and assorted ducks and gulls. Our first good bird of the day however was a Barn Owl lifting from just behind the flash before heading out to hunt over the fields. Ironically John is back at work today following a weeks holiday, dropping me back home before heading into town following a poor week off work birdwise. He left me going in after that week off with a smile on his face.( How often do you do that?) The Phalarope and Barn Owl viewings cheering us both up.
BIRDING IS GOOD FOR YOU !!!!