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Druridge Pools · 16h ago

Un-bee-lievable!

I thought about calling in to the patch this morning on my way to work, but I decided against it and went straight to the office. I'm at my desk and check my phone to find a message 'Bee-eat...
Druridge Pools · 5d ago

Ringing again

On Saturday morning the forecast looked a bit dicey for ringing but we gave it a go. When we first arrived, it was overcast with a light westerly, but with a light mizzle falling it was too ...
Druridge Pools · 1W ago

Tick and run

I was in a meeting up at Lindisfarne this morning when I got a message to say that there was a red-necked phalarope at Druridge Pools. With a full diary for the rest of the day it was lookin...
Druridge Pools · 1W ago

A bit about ringing

You wait for ages for a blog post and two come along together ( or maybe not...)The ups and downs of ringing...A week past Tuesday, it was late September,  the wind was out of the east, but ...
Druridge Pools · 2W ago

A great morning's birding

More apologies for the lack of activity on the blog, but I have been down to Tarifa for the Raptor Migration, that's my excuse.I arrived on the patch this morning with the intention of walki...
Druridge Pools · 1M ago

Scarce grebes

It's been a weekend of scarce grebes on the patch.On Friday a juvenile red-necked grebe was reported on the sea to the south of Chibburn Links. I headed down there in my lunch break and pick...
Druridge Pools · 2M ago

Hard to spot crake

In case you missed it, it's been Birdfair weekend down at Rutland Water. I'm normally there with my work, in fact I haven't missed a Birdfair since 1999... until this year that is. It was be...
Druridge Pools · 2M ago

White-rumped Sandpiper new for the patch

Well, 2017 has proved to be a great year for new birds on the patch, with three patch-ticks already this year and white-rumped sandpiper added to my patch list this evening making it four.Wh...
Druridge Pools · 2M ago

Waders and warblers

It's been a bit quiet at Druridge so I've not had much to write about. We spent a long weekend in late July in Cambridgeshire exploring the fens, looking for dragonflies and butterflies.Wade...
Druridge Pools · 3M ago

A bit of ringing

Well, the bloody weather forecasters got it wrong again.With thoughts of ringing this weekend, I've been checking out the forecast for this weekend since Thursday and it was constantly chang...