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Wednesday, 25 June 2008

21-06-08 Camping

It was supposed to be a weekend away camping and it started well with a walk along the river at Wooler with the camera at the ready,this Yellowhammer seems to have maize, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, & Common Sandpiper on the shingle bank , young birds everywhere, once I came across a family of Spotted Flycatchers one day as the three young lined up on a branch waiting to be fed not more than a few yards away, sadly things like that do not happen now that I lug around a camera,these two flowers are new to me not sure if they are the same did not look like it at the time , anyway it started to rain about 2 in the afternoon and did not stop all night what a wash out, the only saving grace, a juvenile Tawny perched on a pole just above us calling and being answered by an adult , we decided to cut the weekend short and return home, as it happened it was OK weather wise , I must be getting old.
Trying to lure me away, this Common Sandpiper posed far a second.
These along the shingle of the river

4 comments:

st said...

I love the second last picture

Northumbrian Birding said...

Not sure which one you mean but thanks, I like nothing better than coming home with a few photos.
Brian

st said...

red and yellow plant

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks for the I.D. ST ,but for the colour blind which is which ???
Brian