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Thursday, 11 March 2010

March 4th East & West Chevington etc:

March 4th Thursday I drove up to East Chevington passing a flock of Swans towards Linton I stopped and scoped them thinking they may be Whoopers alas all were Mutes , drove passed the huge flock of Pinkfeet but it was hard to see them with the hedge, not wanting to spook the lot I scoped them from the parking area no sign of any Bean Geese, gave the area about an hour or so spending more time talking than birding , yet another sunny day yet not much around, eventually decided to move on driving back down the track I couldn't believe what I saw , a car parked in one of the gateways where birders usually stop, so I glanced over and there they where a couple "at it". Why on such a nice sunny March day would a couple be "at it" down a track to nowhere, she was in the back seat and he outside both had dusters in hand she was polishing the inside and he buffing the outside pointing out bits missed !!!!! I ask you !!! where I live car cleaning is carried out at the privacy of your own home and only on Sunday.

Anyway checked out the West Chevington area and picked up a Buzzard sitting on a post not to far away so I tried to digi it, just got set up and off it went to sit in a tree , picked another up along the main road got a couple of shots before it went and sat on a treetop, passed Cresswell and stopped at Woodhorn flash to get the Whitefronts , they all took off but just circled and landed on the water
One minute it was just overhead the next sitting on a tree, at least I think it was the same bird

Whitefronts at Woodhorn South flash

Some digi shots as they milled about on the water eventually walking back over to the field.


Richard King said...

I like Northumberland after having visited my wife's parents in Ellington a few times over the years. The birding was great. Nice blog.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks Richard,Northumberland is a fantastic county not just for birding it has so much more to offer.

The Liverbirder said...

Comic genius! Euphemistically brilliant! 'At it', 'back seat', 'polish', all in the same paragraph and all inoccuous! You've set the standard, Brian. Hilarious!!

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks just a bit of fun to end the day !!!