That’s work done with till after Christmas. But today was (will be) the only birding of my time off. There is a beer or two with my name on it “darn sarf”!
I was slightly late for a planned meet up with Roger this morning, probably due to me having to drive the last, last bus, last night. I didn’t finish till one, that’s 01:00.
So, anyway Cresswell was quiet, only a sinensis Cormorant alongside a carbo to brighten the day, so we tried Maiden’s Hall, which was even quieter. So we went to Chevington. Plenty of Gadwall and Pochard and a single Pintail and two Short-eared Owl.
While here, Roger got a call from Mike, who had seen the Iceland Gull at Amble, so that was the next stop.
Our first stop at the harbour gave us plenty of close Common Eider, which were calling constantly. I even went as far as to record them!
And then at the next car park, before we had even stopped the cars, the Iceland Gull is seen in flight.
while here, this brute of a Great Black-backed Gull flew past
Around the car parks, plenty of Common Starling waiting for someone to throw away their unwanted chips.
vulgaris by name, vulgar by nature, a spitting Starling!