Saturday, 16 March 2013

Long-Tailed Ducks

After an email from MH on Tuesday, I managed to squeeze in an hour at Seahouses Harbour at high tide on Wednesday. Five birds were present, including 2 stunning Drakes !

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Down Holywell...

Heading down to Holywell today, yesterdays flock of 30 strong Golden Plover flew over the road at Earsdon. 3 Fieldfare and 2 Redwing were nice to see flying overhead on my way down to the Pond, the pond itself was relatively quiet, although there was a good number of Pochard (14 male and 4 females) along with 4 Coot, 12 Mallard, 13 Tufted (8 males, 5 females), 6 Moorhen, 2 Herring Gull, and the Mute Swan pair nest building in the northern reeds.

The feeding station at the pond held 5-6 Reed Bunting, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, a female Great Spotted Woodpecker and a single Brown Rat.

The top feeding station still has at least 8 Tree Sparrows knocking about. Down at the public hide a Redshank, and a Snipe fed on the shoreline with 12 Canada Geese around the Island.

The East Pool had the most activity, thawing from the recent freeze it held 4 pairs of Gadwall, 30 Greylag, 20+ Mallard, 2 Coot and 4 Moorhen. It was great to see and hear the Lapwings displaying over their breeding grounds.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


It's been a bit quiet here recently, hopefully this will change and I'll be back to normal postings in the not too distant future.

For the past few weeks I've been working on an Online Shop for my website, and yesterday it finally went live, featuring my RSPB Troup Head Collection.

I'm currently holding a 10% Offer over on my Facbook Page: