Sunday, 4 April 2010

The record shot of the White-Tailed Eagle at Preswick Carr, taken on 01/04/2010.

Yesterday I was down at Holywell at 16:30, the air and water was calm after a rainy day. Firstly I walked around to the North Pool, due to the possibilty of some Barnacle Geese, 160+ Greylag Geese were present, along with 3 Barnacle Geese, 8 Shelduck, 3 Redshank, 8 Curlew and a number of Lapwing.

Back on the pond, the lone female Goosesander was still present, along with 2 male Shoveler, 11 Wigeon, 2 male and 1 female Gadwall, 23 Tufted, 1 male Pochard, 2 Mute Swan, 15 Mallard, 1 Common Gull, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen and the feeding station regulars.

This afternoon I had a drive up to Druridge to catch up with Great White Egret in the budge fields, bumped into SL as I was walking along, he told me that he'd just been watching a female Peregrine took into a Teal. It was a nice sunny evening a lovely way to spend it watching the elegant white bird feeding in the pools.

I'm off on Duke of Edinburgh Gold for the next five days, should be fun, will update on return.
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  1. Cracking shot of the WTE mate! I really wish I saw it. I have seen quite a few on Mull/Skype/ East Coast of Scot but would love to have seen this one so close to home.

    Your blogs really good. Keep it up (y)

  2. Cheers :) It was good seeing it in Northumberland but it didn't have the atmosphere of Scotland, can't beat seeing an eagle in the wilds of Scotland.

    Thanks :) Just looked through my list and don't seem to have added your blog, will make sure I get it on.



  3. Year I would agree that the Highlands and Islands of Scotland are a bit more attractive than Dobbies Garden centre at Presswick Carr.

    Thanks for adding my blog to your list if you have. It doesn't say you are following me yet though (perhaps you clicked to follow me 'private')

  4. It would also appear I have seen White-tailed Eagle on the online webcam social networking site Skype. LOL I think you realised I ment Skye