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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Long Nanny

Last week I went up to Beadnell via the bus and walked down to the Long Nanny just to see if it was feasible,Meadow Pipits and Skylarks seemed everywhere but no Stonechats, the site as expected was deserted the beach looked as though it had been ravished by the winter seas , the sand stack that I last saw Sand Martins investigating   has vanished and even the course of the burn has changed slightly . The Tern nesting area seems much lower than other years and I fear for the birds on the large Spring tides . only a few Gulls on the burn outlet but there was a large flock around a nearby pool in a field , about  12 or so Ringed Plover along the beach in with Sanderling . I walked to High Newton along the beach which is by far the easier and quicker route although I prefer the route along   the short grass path which is good for Butterflies but as I had to connect with the bus I chose the quicker route ,which saw me have time for a drink in the nearby Joiners Arms.

 Looking towards Beadnell in the distance
 The Burn as it snakes it 's way to the sea
 view from the warden's hut
 It will not be long before the air will be full of birds

 looking towards Newton to the south
 The Wardens Hut at the Long Nanny
 Coming back through Craster we are halted as they attempt to pull a fishing boat with a length of rope tied to the back of a van !!!
Craster harbour from the bus, it was here that a Med Gull took up residence for a year or two
 Passing Warkworth castle
 Amble Braid the weir covered by the tide
Amble and the Marina

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