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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
One last tour on the last day of the year saw us heading out in poor conditions. A couple of Otter in the half light was a good start but not the best of views. Our first encounter with a WT Eagle was in the pouring rain - the camera was on 1000 ISO only giving 1/40 second!
That's another year over and not much to report from yesterday except...a nice Glaucous Gull.
Scores for the year list 145 species and the Patchwork Challenge finished up on 105 species and 131 points.
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
A trip down to Newcastle to see the family saw us heading out into the countryside on the windiest day of our trip. The weather was nice enough and the fish and chips were a real treat! Cresswell Pond was a bit exposed so a few photos of the Common Teal...
...and the occasional Redshank dropping in too.
Saturday, 27 December 2014
I love to hear the Turnstones chattering away to each other as they feed along a shoreline but we get an added extra outside the shop. It's a rocky shoreline so you can hear the 'clack, clack,clack' of the stones being turned over...
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Well it's the usual quiet spell at Christmas - I managed to get a photograph with some snow on just before it disappeared. Merry Christmas to you all.
Thursday, 18 December 2014
I saw these three Otters heading along the shore so I kept going and walked back to where they were. I arrived at the spot just as they were scent marking and getting ready to leave.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The wind blew, the rain fell and there was a fair bit of flashing and banging too but, thankfully, there was no serious damaged caused by the storm. We did get a dusting of snow on the road which gave me the chance to take the Christmas shot of a Robin.
Monday, 15 December 2014
The days just before the storm hit were pretty calm and there didn't seem to be an increase of birds at the feeders. They don't get much better looking than a Blue Tit.
Friday, 5 December 2014
Plenty of Great Northern Divers to be seen - nice to get one with a fish.
Lots of Otter sightings at the moment but it's not always a close encounter. I had to wait a while for this one to climb out of the water...