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Thursday, 3 March 2011

A Walk along the Wall

Sunday 20th February a walk along the wall (figure of speech as walking on the wall is not allowed) a dusting of snow in places and rather dull and gloomy same as my other visits in the past couple of years, walked from Steel Rigg car park east to the Pennine Way north on the way then headed back west to the car.
Bird life mainly in the form of Corvids with a single F Gooseander 2 Mute Swans and a pair of Mallard on Crag Lough and later a flock of Skylarks .
Stopped at Grindon lough on the way back no sign of any Whitefronts, plenty of Teal & Wigeon 6 Barnacle a few Pinkfeet, Canada and mainly Greylag, this was mid afternoon but it was still dull the scope only magnifying  how dull it was. 

One of the Milecastles photos are not in order but it just gives the idea

 " Mute Swans on the Lough to give some scale

Sycamore Gap


Johnnykinson said...

You always have to incluse images of Sycamore Gap when visiting the area.
Had a couple of nice excursions to the area last year taking in Crag Lough, Pennine Way and Greenlee Lough and back via Gallowshieldrigg. Much later in the year mind with excellent sightings of Ospreys (just checked...17th July. Excellent walk even without the wild/ birdlife.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Yes Johnny it's a great bit of Northumberland, a lot of it you can only see by walking it !

Richard King said...

I did some of the wall a few years ago, great place, but crap weather then!
We are coming back to Ellington in August, hopefully I can do some more of the wall.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Hi Richard last time I went to the Roman wall in August it was blowing so strong when I later pitched the tent ended up sleeping in the car instead ,but enjoy .

Kah-Wai Lin said...

You have a nice blog! I would love to follow up:)

Kah Wai

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks Kah-Wai must get it updated.