Spain March 2009
Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Emporda
and Cap de Creus
Anyone fancy this trip.......... email me
Black Kites in off the sea
Cap de Creus
Cap de Creus
Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l' Empordá
Extensive view over the area from the obs tower
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Spain March 2009
Friday, 17 October 2008
Lesser Black Backed
Posted by Northumbrian Birding at 20:24
It is hard to capture via a photograph the sheer number of birds around, the long shot and they are hard to see or the closer shot and you lose the image you where trying to capture, this area is well worth a visit if you have not been before.
Looking towards Fenham Mill, one to buy with that lottery win
From the hide to the castle
Posted by Northumbrian Birding at 19:33
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Knockers ,nothing to do with brass door furniture but Conkers or Knockers as my kids used to call them couldn't resist picking a few up they where all over the place, kids wouldn't know what to do with them nowadays I did hear they had been banned due to health and safety, Plessey Woods did not show much damage from the recent floods , nature has a way of putting things right, the only problem with going through the woods it's very dark for photographs pushed the iso to 1600 hence the grainy look
That bottom ones looks like a winner
Posted by Northumbrian Birding at 20:47
A drop off at Newcastle airport would give me a chance to look around Prestwick Carr but Tuesday was a crap day with rain ,rain ,rain ,pulled up to a flock of about 15 Long Tailed Tits crossing the track , but that is all I saw as the weather was grotty, so I headed down to Big Waters , there where 8 Whoopers on (one with Darvic ring) apparently the male Mute has been displaced so there is more Swans than for a long time , only 5 Mallard and a Great Crested Grebe not much to keep my interest even the feeding station was quiet, still a Hawker out near the car park Still one of the best places to see Tree Sparrow
5 of 8 Whoopers
Posted by Northumbrian Birding at 19:46
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Cycled through to Holywell and on to St Mary's, a big mistake going along the tracks through the fields it was a quagmire and very hard work trying to pedal through the mud on a one wheel drive ,didn't even stop for a nice Red Admiral, when I got to the old railway line , I was done in and as I slowly peddled along the track I was overtaken by a Hawker as it came over my shoulder and passed me easily, I had to have a laugh at that, I pulled up as it turned and came back down the track, trying to follow them is very hard , but I saw it land and to my surprise not on the sunny side of the track but in the shade and it had climbed into the Hawthorn so it took some finding , perhaps it was roosting and aligning up for the morning sun, large numbers of gulls right in the middle to far for bins to check properly, St Mary's the tide just on the turn it pushed the Golden plover off the rocks and into the mast fields again
Migrant Hawker, it's well into the Hawthorn so it was not easy to get a shot of.
Moorhen at Holywell pond not much else came close.
Posted by Northumbrian Birding at 19:14
Posted by Northumbrian Birding at 18:49
Monday, 6 October 2008
The 2nd of October another sunny day still good numbers of Common Darters at suitable spots and a Wall Brown, two Adult Meds at Cresswell when I got there and I got a couple of views of the Bittern, with for me the first Barnacles over with three late morning ,, followed by lots more, I cycled up to as far as Hauxley, with The lone Whooper still around ,a Short Eared Owl past Druridge looked like it had just come in off Hauxley had amongst the "domestic" stuff 32 Pinkfeet with a neck collared LBD (to send in) also 10 Barnacles on the Island.
Back to Cresswell with Geese still coming in and another SEO in the field east of the track to the hide a great afternoon out.
I did see the Bittern a few times but a photo was another matter
Posted by Northumbrian Birding at 21:02