Sunday, 29 March 2009
I often walk the dog around Pegswood moor. I like the barren, boulder strewn landscape of this former mineworking. This type of habitat has the potential to drop some migrants down for a day or two. On the 'sunken lake' some Gulls and ducks but on the southern shore were 3 Ringed plover, 4 Oystercatcher and a Redshank. Two Wheatears were flitting about between the boulders on the western side. Plenty of Skylarks and Meadow pipits singing and a Linnet singing in the Gorse by the hedge. After this I had a quick look on Bothal. Pretty much the same as the other day except I didn't see the Barnacle goose. 2 Tree sparrows and a Chiffchaff were in the hedgerow.