After failing to find the elusive Sea Eagle on Thursday pm (although I did see a Little Ringed Plover and a pair of Wheatear) and Friday am I headed off to the Kirkley Area and came across one of highlights of the weekend a pair of Long Tailed Tits building their self contained bungalow for themselves and the bairns. For about 30mins I stood and watched them working tirelessly never stopping for cuppa.
Saturday morning up early to St Marys and got found Chiff Chaff, Wheatear, Reed Bunting and a Goldcrest amongst the usual suspects. I also came across this weird looking Frog at 07.45 which just appeared out of nowhere in full plumage and walked out in the North Bay (always thought this species were supposed to knock around in pairs).
I then popped up to Big Waters which was a bit overflowing with water and if I had been there yesterday I would have had to have brought my mate Moses along to part the waters as it was knee deep on the boardwalk in some places. Did see a few things though including a couple of Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and quite a few Teal moving around so no hope of a decent count. After Big Waters decided to pop up to Kirkley again to check how the LTT's Bungalow was getting on and as you can see contracts had been exchanged and the alterations finished.
Sunday morning off to Geltsdale with Segedunum Warbler, god it was bloody freezing but us Geordies are hard. The Hilltops were still covered with clouds and/or mist.