Saturday, 27 February 2010


Woke up this morning to yuk weather yet again another crappy weekend without being able to do much photography.

Went downstairs for a cuppa then opened the blinds in my conservatory to find these :-

in the trees at the bottom of my garden were a pair of stunning waxwings so I headed back up stairs to grab the camera so I could get a couple of pics only to find on my return that there were now

on my bird table roof eating the apples I put out for the fieldfares a couple of weeks ago! So a crappy dull wet day turned out to be a fab morning of waxwing watching and I really enjoyed myself sitting watching them fighting over the apples.

After a couple of hours on the apples they headed off into Blyth Crematorium grounds so with a bit of luck i'm looking forward to opening the blinds again tomorrow to see if they have returned for some more apples.

(sorry for the poor pics but weather crap and through the glass windows of the conservatory.).

Here's a couple from last week of Goldeneye taken behind the old heliport on the river Blyth.

again poor weather resulted in poor quality pics

hope you like them?

Sunday, 14 February 2010

I've managed a few trips out this weekend and enjoyed some nice weather too for a change. Saturday I had a wander down the Blyth estuary where I found the usual waders Curlew, Redshank, Dunlin and Knot along with Lapwings, Swans, Teal, Mallard, Goldeneye and Turnstone.

My favourite group from Saturday has to be the 8 Bar-tailed Godwits that were sifting through the mud for food along with several gulls and curlew.

Here's a pic of 6 of them below :-

Not much else to mention except Sunday I headed to Killingworth Lake which was alot quieter than the past few times i've been there but still decent numbers of Tufted ducks and Coot along with lots of geese, swans and not forgetting the hundreds of gulls! The grass is almost totally gone beside the car park now just a field of mud and bird droppings!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Looking back

Having had poor weather everyday i've not been stuck in the office for the past few weeks i've decided to look at my pics from last year and found this nice spuggy from my trip to Lindisfarne Island with my pal Keith Reeder.

hope you all like it?