St Marys & Holywell – Feb 15

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On the 19th February 2015….

Today I had lunch parked alongside St Mary’s, North Tyneside. From the car I could see a Gannet flying north and a large flock of 120+ Golden Plover. A short walk along the cliffs to the left of the island, revealed a group of 45-50 Sanderling and over twenty-five Turnstone feeding on the shore, tightly packed as it was high tide. Amongst them it was great to find three Purple Sandpipers and two Rock Pipits.

Holywell was fairly quiet today, however the highlights included two Buzzards, two Goldeneye and nine Pochard; and on the feeders, 3 Long-tailed Tits, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and at least seven Reed Buntings.  There was no sign of any Grebes, Herons or Geese much to my disappointment, Maybe next time.

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