Monday, 6 May 2013
What a great weekend and i have been at work for a good portion of it.
Again i have a few days off and a few migrants have been seen, I return to work and the more interesting appear. Never mind one day my timing will be better.
Not a migrant, and much overlooked is the humble Chaffinch. The picture above taken on the path at druridge ,does not do the male bird justice, almost tropical in colouring
I did not see what the kestrel was hunting but it led me to these, first time i have seen them among the dunes
at druridge. One lone plant.
Mean while back at the garden.
for at least 15 pair of starlings, from mid afternoon onwards. With the resident breeders also using the facilities.
This year i have done well with 'garden' birds, but this year, i still have a pair woodpeckers everyday
Yesterday, evening, I had the pleasure of witnessing a pair of Siskins mating in the garden The act, was followed by an amazing chase between the pair. Then i realised they are a first for this garden.
|female siskin ( for ground)|
Friday, 5 April 2013
I started along by Druridge pools and sat and waited for the prevailing wind to bring the long tailed duck into
Can anyone identify the remains of this fish?
Further north along Warkworth beach , now actively looking for puffins i found six between amble pier and the southern side of the river Aln
I will leave you with a busy Easter holiday shot of warkworth beach
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
I thought i was seeing things a couple of weeks ago. When i glimpsed, what i thought was a gold crest. Since then, i have had two fleeting sightings.
I was thinking of posting without pictures, but no doubt, there would be doubters.
I think this is a male, due to the crest having an orangey hue.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Tuesday, 26 February 2013
First of all i stopped for petrol, then headed over to see this anchor .
I can't be the only one, who thinks this looks like an egyptian cat.
You then walk down some stairs near this sign.
where you can see
a ship with a face (HMS Dauntless) and
with his icelandic cousin.
Eventually i headed north, because the icelandic was being aloof.
Finding a strange creature
With a number of dead birds along the coast. I walked a--long
hoping for the odd sea duck
but found these stealing off the fishermen.
its been a bit grey
but worth it.
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Strangely, my other hard weather usual visitors have been here since mid November.
The first bird of the year,was a sparrowhawk with yellow legs, the first bird this morning was also a sparrow hawk with more orange/red legs, so i have two knocking down the locals.
I have not been out very far, for quite a while, many reasons. So no pictures and nothing to blog about.
Yellow Hammer. One of ten.
Yellow Hammer. One of ten.