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Sunday, 11 October 2009

Druridge Pools & Newbiggin

I just spent the day as others did looking for the Raddes Warbler trapped and ringed yesterday at Druridge, it was reported as still showing today , and along with the Glossy Ibis still showing well it meant there was lots of people around even a trip bus parked on the road.
No sign of the bird by mid afternoon,the Ibis along the far shore, and a Greenshank beside the hide.
Another run to Newbiggin as the light was better to get some more shots of the Med Gulls , at least 12 birds today but oddly could not find the colour ringed birds , although the rings could just be out of sight
The wind picking up playing havoc with this bird .

And again some Med Gull shots ,one of my favourite birds, Newbiggin has certainly become the Northumberland hot spot for them , sadly I did not find any actual juveniles this year ,will have to stake out Newbiggin next year !!!!


Birding about Northumberland said...

Some lovely photo's, I will have to look out for these wonderful gulls when I visit Newbiggin

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks Michelle, Newbiggin is a good place to catch up with them ,not just on the beach but sitting on the tops of lights,roofs etc:,in the village.
I photographed one right on the top of the sailing club flag pole, but did not use it in the end.