Monday, 28 March 2011

I think the phrase is 'showing well'

I am talking of course about the garganey at Gosforth Park. I was there on Saturday to see if they were still around and they were. They were about 30 feet away when we arrived but within about half a hour they were about 15 feet away providing fantastic views.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

St. Mary's 22/3/11

Lovely light yesterday morning so before school I headed down there. The south bay was full of waders like bar-tailed godwit, dunlin, turnstone, redshank and sanderling. The north bay had oystercatchers and curlew but not a lot else. All my photos are from the south bay. After St. Mary's I went along to the cliffs at Whitley Bay to check out the fulmar colony; they are coming along well. At least 18 pairs there now! Fulmar This Turnstone found a crab on the beach and spend about 15 minutes eating it. Dunlin Bar-Tailed Godwit