Sunday, 24 November 2013

Cresswell Pond 16/11/2013

After dropping the other half off at work I proceeded to pick up my childhood friend and brother from another mother, Michael, from cramlington.
From there we drove up to Cresswell Pond via the Spine Road and through Lynemouth 
Whilst walking towards the hide, down the muddy path we observed Tree Sparrow, Great Tit, Goldfinch and Chaffinch.
Once settled in the hide we noticed the usual suspects curlew, lapwing, Redshank and Moorhen.
We were treated however, to a couple (M & F) Scaup right in front of the hide.
A fellow twitcher the drew our attention to the northern side of the pond and to a Long Tailed Duck and Black Necked Grebe, aswell as a Pintail on the western shore.

We left Cresswell after about an hour and headed north exploring Druridge Pools and East Chevington with nothing special to report besides a flock of Whooper Swan flying overhead.

Whilst the sun started setting we headed back to Cresswell and saw Little Grebe, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck and a cracking male Red Breasted Merganser. Unfortunately whilst checking him out we missed a Water Rail walk right out in front of us!! 
Word of the day .....GUTTED!!!