Nice to have on our urban doorstep- three frequenting the Horton Burn, with occasional "from the house" and "from the car" views as we go about our turgid business.
Sunday, 14 December 2014
Friday, 5 December 2014
Monday, 24 November 2014
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Little birding this weekend but a couple of highlights -
Saturday afternoon saw a last hour of sunlight trip to Briardene for the vocal Hume's Warbler - it had been a while since my last, but constituted my 5th in the county.
Sunday afternoon saw a house tick in the form of Little Egret, flying up and down the Horton Burn at dusk. Hopefully to become a regular sight along the burn as temperatures drop for winter.
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Saturday, 8 November 2014
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Saturday, 1 November 2014
No large corvids on two consecutive visits to Tynemouth...
Compensatory avian treats with a single woodcock at the priory, two Brent geese flying out of the Tyne on Friday, while Saturday's bonus birds were further north at St Mary's - a relatively showy yellow-browed warbler at the top of the wetland and a brief black redstart on the beach
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Not the easiest bird to photograph, with a short early morning venture out of the undergrowth and onto the roadside grass, then spending the day in what perhaps could be described as a shady dell.
Finally, a favoured route was identified and a hand held rapid succession of photographs obtained.
So the pictures... in non-timely order.
A smashing bird to see.
|Image from first sequence out on roadside grass... bad position for me with the pipit just over a ridge!|
|In the dark, dark dell. ISO 1600, 1/80th second exposure...|
|As above, in the "dell"|
|Finally in a better position for better images... handheld 500mm, ISO 1250!|
|and we're off!....|
Saturday, 11 October 2014
Spot the shore lark...