Saturday, 3 September 2016

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Tall ships race Blyth 2016.

Been up at Blyth the last couple of days, photo opportunitys  hard because of the street furniture and crowds, still managed a few that dont do it justice.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Saturday, 13 August 2016

St Marys seawatch.

Wander down St Marys today with my new walking aid for a test drive.

Handy for carrying kit as i now struggle to do this.

Good start was Green-veined, Large and Small white all on the same plant. Many on the wing today.
So some good birds today, Arctic skua, Ruff, White wagtail, and a pair of Roseate tern.

Couple of Knot among the increasing wader numbers, just missed a pod of harbour porpoise.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

GP open day July 2016

Had a visit to the open day at GP yesterday. Always like to help out with the visitors who come to the hides at this event. More like February than July, i was pleasantly surprised with the steady flow  people all day dodging the heavy showers and strong wind.

The raft held a few Common Terns with an assortment of chicks of various stages of growth, and with the optics provided folks could get a few close views of these delightful birds.

at one point the adults erupted from the platform and it took a while for the reason to be seen, a Buzzard drifted overhead, before departing west.

For a change a Kingfisher put in an appearance, not once but twice, much to the delight of us all. I think these are worth several members alone.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Back Home

Back home again after another spell in hospital, not very mobile and still in pain, looks like Autumn may well pass me by.