Sunday, 8 March 2015

Monday 2nd March - Photo Blog

On Monday 2nd March I took a trip up the Northumbrian coast to Warkworth, it was a ridiculously quiet day with not much showing at all. How odd, the North-East coast is after all a mecca for birdlife!!
I went out with a few target species in mind;

  • Amble Mediterranean Gull: No sign
  • Coastal Short-Eared Owls: No sign
  • Druridge Little Owl: No sign on the past three attempts

So instead of rabbiting on about nothing massively exciting I'll simply let the photo's do the talking for me. 
Nature North East / The Northern Owl Project

Amble Harbour looking inland towards Warkworth, the castle & beyond. 
Whooper Swan quartet & a gaggle of Greylag Geese, Warkworth Lane.
The petite Wigeon, 3 drakes and a female at Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington.
Incoming! A pair of Shelduck about to make a splash at Druridge Pools, on the the budge field.
Grey Partridge lurking in a field near Druridge Pools.
The aptly named Turnstone.
A Black-Headed Gull, beginning to look pretty darn dapper!
A stunning drake Goldeneye on the river Coquet at Warkworth.
Female Stonechat, Warkworth Gut.
Very distant Brown Hare bounding through rough grassland after being disturbed by a dog. Dog walkers annoy me something rotten sometimes!
An ever observant Rook.