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Northumberland Park

A traditional Victorian Park situated between North Shields and Tynemouth, which has recently been refurbished as part of a re-generation project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by a local community group.  The park is home to Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps during the spring/summer and variety of woodland birds all year round.  

As the park is relatively close to the coast, migrants/vagrants at times visit as they are passing through such as Yellow-browed Warblers and Flycatchers.  The park is popular with the local residents, but not well visited by birders at this time. Recent highlights have included a Mandarin in 2014 and some Ring-necked Parakeets in 2016.

There is a small lake in the centre of the park, which is home to Mallards and Moorhens.

Other birds present can include Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Mistle and Song Thrush. Redwing and Fieldfare’s can also be recorded in the winter.