Sunday, 28 November 2010

A snowy Sunday afternoon

Snow fell on Blyth nearly all day today but I braved the elements and headed out through my local crem and onto the Blyth estuary.
Plenty of waders about in the mud, a few big flocks of mixed finch mostly Goldfinch and Chaffinch along with a few Twite.

In the reed beds several buntings feeding on grass seeds including some very friendly ones.

Then as the snow came down really heavy and light all but gone I found these WAXWINGS!

I counted just over 50 but they are very mobile and were flying all over the area searching for food and roosting sites I think.

They appeared to settle in the tops of the tall trees behind Travis Perkins.

Friday, 19 November 2010

November 2010

Novembers been a funny month for me. Not much time to do anything but I did manage a few short outings so far.

A quick visit to the QEII produced these four cormorants and a lovely Bullfinch. 

The a drive along to Linton roundabout produced these whoopers

But the highlight of November and possibly even this year has got to have been seeing this beautiful Squacco.

Unfortunately a few days after I managed to see it this stunning, friendly little bird passed away presumably due to starvation and cold.

Poor little thing brought so much joy to us all at Morpeth then so much sadness when we found out its fate!