1st January 2022 ff

January 03, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

A New Dawn!

January 1st: New Year's Day in Hartlepool. it's become a personal tradition. 59 species - not bad for me on my own without Barry to eagle-eye a few more. Missing feeders at Cowpen Bewley didn't help but I do now know where they've moved to! Here's a few photos.

Ward Jackson Park excelled with parakeets and 9 goosanders. Plus a few regulars...

A stonechat near Saltholme.

Pintails at Dorman's Pool but seen from the path without going as far as the hide. I pressed on to Newburn Bridge. Sanderlings, ringed plover, knot and a starling.

The Headland was busy with people but I saw a few things to remember...

...purple sandpiper, oystercatchers... 

...including red-throated divers

Someone had gone to the trouble of locating this grave at the Old Cemetery on the Headland. A reminder of the awfulness of war - killed aged 12 in 1914. 

January 2nd: A quick trip to west of Wistow near Selby for a great grey shrike. A long way off by the time I found it!

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