Monday, 21 April 2014

Bank holiday outing

Back to Derwent reservoir again today and more exploring, this time up at Blanchland moor where i had a male black grouse fly across the road and land in the long grass and vanish, could not miss it, big black bird with bold white wing bars :) more exploring around the reservoir gave views of redstart, ring ouzels, crossbill, golden plover, wheatear, great crested grebes, red grouse and what was unusual was 2 goldeneye m+f flying up to the moors at Edmunbuyers and appeared to land :0 good day out again, then it was back to my parents for something to eat. On the way home i popped into shibdon pond for the black-tailed godwit, then down to lamesley wm where i had 5 yellow wagtails, 10+ white wagtails and 10+ pied wagtails. i almost forgot to mention that before i went to derwent reservoir i popped down to far pastures and got the grasshopper warbler and the common whitehroat at last. todays weather was foggy in the morning lifting by 12pm temp max 16c. could be a chance of some black terns or arctic terns at the reservoir tomorrow :0

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