Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Pegswood moor

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.


Blyth Birder said...

is this the quarry along the road from whorral bank roundabout towards longhirst hall?

abbey meadows said...

Yes though officially it is not yet open to the public.

Northumbrian Birding said...

I past this on return from the White Stork, Golf course ( with razor wire ) on the other side with a couple of nice pools ? and a deep hole full of water.

st said...

The forever leaking pool,
It should have been full by now and up to the level of the inlet/outlets. I also wander around here from time to time, thinking a white winged gull would drop in.

Anonymous said...

Don't suppose anyone knows if Banks still have anything to do with Pegswood Moor and if they have any plans to fix the leaking lake and finish what they started???