7th October 2021 ff

October 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

There's still good birding to be found!

October 7th: Dorman's Pool and Redcar beach

Walking to the hide at Dorman's I quickly snapped sea aster and common toadflax.

Pinkfeet on the pool.

A couple of green sandpipers at Phil Stead's place, Saltholme.

Sanderlings on Marske beach - there's a dunlin in there too.

October 9th: St. Aidan's 

Time for one of those ridiculous 'cuckoo' shots as I call any bird photo where the bird is barely visible! Scope views of the long-toed stint [UK lifer 446] were at best all right: camera shots were awful but I tried!! The target bird is left of the far lapwing near the water's edge. Honest!!

I've zoomed in a bit!

October 15th: Staveley

A very brief visit as I had to leave early. Only photos taken were of a buzzard. I've included one just for the record.

October 16th: Hartlepool Headland and the Zinc Works Road

My plan was to see purple sandpipers as I kept missing them for some reason and then to go to Seaton Common to see short-eared owls. Partial success only I'm afraid. Tide was high and I spotted a long line of turnstones on the main breakwater. Camera all ready for action I headed closer hoping some purple sands might be amongst the turnstones. They were.

Curlew on the Headland sands

A little later at Newburn Bridge I eventually spotted another purple sandpiper.

There were sanderlings there too.

Next was my long wait on the Zinc Works Road. I'm sure the owls did show but I had to leave before they appeared, alas. Consolation stonechat coming up!

175 UK 2021

 


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