This weekends additions to the 2010 list were pretty good as the Prestwick Carr list blossomed with the hedgerow to 86 whilst away from the patch some splendid action. Two Garganey in the background above at St Marys wetland for the county year list along with one at Druridge Pools and a couple of nice Pintails but better still, two Avocet at Cresswell were additions to my county life list. Redhead Smew at Whittle Dene, three Green Sandpiper and some splendid display from the Great Crested Grebes all avoided being captured on film.
80 Coot late arrival to the list but calling on the Carr and preparing to breed at Banks pond
81 Ring necked (Rose ringed) Parakeet . OK I couldn't resist
82 Willow Warbler arrived on mass with seven singing birds on Saturdays count
83 Grasshopper Warbler one on Saturday reeling at the top of the range bridleway and four on Sunday spaced at 100m intervals when I walked up the track in search of a roosting
84 tell you later
85 Swallow finally one on lines at the Dinnington end yesterday with one feeding in the lee of the wood late evening
86 Stock Dove displaying bird near the Swallow (thanks Mike)