Friday, 14 February 2014

An Unusual Winter Visitor!

A chilly quick walk along the dunes and sands between Cocklawburn and Cheswick ,produced a handsome male Stonechat,5 male Red Breasted Mergansers,4 Common Scoter,5 Sanderling,20 Purple Sandpipers,4 Turnstones and one adult Homo Sapiens Nudus.The latter (male) was in full moult but despite this and despite the cold , seemed to be full of the joys of Spring.
I understand this specimen is an occasional visitor to this part of the beach in the warmer months,but rarely observed in the winter.Lucky me to have spotted it.
The sighting was reported to Northumbria Police.

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