Cresswell & Snab Point (23rd August 2015)

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Great weather so Mrs Y and I decided to have a quick trip up the coast, trying to avoid the crowds.

First up went spent 30 minutes at Snab Point, although the tide was out.


Next a trip to Cresswell pond through a very busy village.


Today's sightings included.....Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Mallard, Gadwall, Snipe, Moorhen, Tree Sparrow & Brown Rat.



Gosforth Nature Reserve - 16th August 2015

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My first visit to the reserve following the introduction of the new hide & what a wonderful job NHSN have done.

Today's highlights included Pochard, Grey Heron, Sedge Warbler, Moorhen, Coot, Greylag & Cormorant.




Scottish Highlands - Saturday 7th to 14th September 2013

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Here are a few pictures from my week in the Scottish Highlands which included trips to Skye, the Flow Country, Speyside, The Black Isle, Gairloch & the surrounding areas.







































RSPB Saltholme - Saturday 23rd November 2013

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I finally got out for a bit of birding for the first time following the wonderful trip to the Scottish Highlands at the start of September.

A quiet day bird wise......

Today's Sightings included: Golden Plover, Barnacle Goose, Canada Goose, Greylag, Pintail, Wigeon, Goldfinch, Coot, Curlew, Lapwing & Kestrel.


Finally Some Birding - Monday 26th August 2013

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After spending several days & weekends doing DIY stuff around the house/garden, Mrs Y & I (plus Noddle) finally got out to do some birding.

We headed to Tynemouth Pier following reports of a Wryneck, but after nearly two hours of staring at some bushes & no sign we decided to head further up the coast.

Today's Sightings Included:

Tynemouth:- Goldfinch, Whitethroat, Sparrow-hawk, Linnet, Greenfinch & House Martin.

Cresswell:- Greenshank, Sandwich Tern, Spotted Redshank & Redshank.

East Chevington:- Greenshank, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Golden Plover, Knot, Ruff, Common Tern, Great Crested Grebe, Great Black Backed Gull, Curlew & Dunlin.


Tynemouth
Wryneck in there somewhere!
Cresswell Pond
East Chevington

Seabird and cetacean cruise to the Farne Deeps (Wed 14th August 2013)

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Noddle & I meet up with the others at Royal Quays to board the boat with our guide Martin for the Northern Experience Wildlife Tour trip to Farnes Deep.

For a few years I have wanted to do the 10 hour trip, after having wonderful experiences on short NEWT pelagics in the past.

Today's Sightings:-

Cetaceans - Minke Whale, Harbour Porpoise & between 50-60 White-Beaked Dolphins
Birds - Arctic Skua, Great Skua, Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Fulmar, Puffin, Razorbill, Guillemot & various Gulls.

WBD - Photo by Stephen Wales

WBD - Photo by Stephen Wales

WBD - Photo by Stephen Wales
Here is the blog posting from our NEWT guide HERE.