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.