Druridge – Banks Hols Weekend

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On the 30th April 2017

This Sunday I decided to visit Druridge Bay again.  I started at Cresswell, parking in the car park, close to the causeway. I decided to do some birding from my car to escape the cold wind outside. I felt lucky to spot two handsome Wheatears in the fields to the right of the pond. There was also at least four Black-tailed Godwits in their attractive summer plumage.

I spent the rest of my birding time at Druridge Pools, mainly in the budge screen hide. The Green-winged Teal was still present, as was the injured White-fronted Goose. After an hour of searching I was rewarded with an elegant Wood Sandpiper, feeding to the right of the hide. I also noted at least five Ruff, and a couple of Pintails and Snipe.

I finished off with a walk to the other two hides, during which I heard Chiffchaff, Willow Warblers and found a pair of Stonechat. On the lake from the larger hide I enjoyed close views from a pair of friendly Gadwall.