Whilst out birding yesterday with Brian (Killy birder) I received a text message of a Ring-necked Duck down in Teesside. I had been looking on BirdGuides the previous night at Ring-necked Duck as there was a bird down in South Yorkshire near Old Moor RSPB on a lake.
So this afternoon very kindly my Dad said to me that he would take me down to see the bird that was at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park. What a cracker! This was life tick 229 and British tick number 227. The bird showed really well and it was a drake so I was well pleased with that. On the way I had 200c flock of Fieldfare around Rainton Meadows.
The only downside to this weekend was when I got home and signed onto the DBC page I found out that I had missed out on a Bittern that came in at dusk! Darn a year tick down the drain. But you can’t win them all!
Year List stands at: 84
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