The great white egret gives the run around.

This sanderling was enjoying the midday sun at newbiggin,well what sun there was on Saturday,

These ones were keeping a good eye on us,you can only get so close to the sanderling then one foot to close and there off.

Perfectly balanced on one leg,they to are enjoying the sun.

Onto Cresswell as we here the great white egret is hanging around,not here I am afraid was the cry,try looking at Druridge pools,getting to the pools was the problem,water water every were it get in your boots it gets in your hair, that's if you have any.(check my photo)alas it gives us the slip again.hauxley is our next stop you never know your luck.It's been a while since we had any crack with brain in the main hide so the visit is worth it. Now the hide is open until 5 o'clock you get a better chance to see things.Plenty here but no great white egret,one chap came into the hide and gave use good news,he was looking at the great white down at
warkworth lane pond.it was at a distance from the lane but worth a look.Off we went to see if our luck will hold out,and guess what it bloody well did,it was at a distance but what a bird,we viewed it for about while then off it took,what a sight seeing this bird in flight,I just managed to take a shot of it as it flew overhead,not a sharp shot but who cares.seeing the great white was our goal.


2 comments:

CE Webster said...

Just beautiful photos! Enjoyed all of them.

little sparrow said...

thanks for your comment ce Webster. I am glade you enjoyed them.Your views on my photo's are greatly appreciated.please keep on viewing.
CHEERS

WILD FLOWERS

All wild flowers were taken over the past year,most of them in the Northumberland area.

RED CLOVER

RED CLOVER

WATER AVENS

WATER AVENS

COMMON SPOTTED ORCHID

COMMON SPOTTED ORCHID

NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID

NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID

PYRENEAN LILY

PYRENEAN LILY

MONKEYFLOWER

MONKEYFLOWER

PRIMROSE

PRIMROSE

SPEAR THISTLE

SPEAR THISTLE

WILD TEASEL

WILD TEASEL

SEA CAMPION

SEA CAMPION

MEADOW CRANE'S BILL

MEADOW CRANE'S BILL

COMMON RAGWORT

COMMON RAGWORT

A small collection of photos of our local birds

Most of these birds were photographed in the north east area.

SWALLOW

SWALLOW

MALE SISKIN

MALE SISKIN

FEMALE SISKIN

FEMALE SISKIN

MEADOW PIPIT

MEADOW PIPIT

REDPOLL

REDPOLL

SEDGE WARBLER

SEDGE WARBLER

GREEFINCH

GREEFINCH

TREE SPARROW

TREE SPARROW

YELLOWHAMMER

YELLOWHAMMER

CHIFFCHAFF

CHIFFCHAFF

LONG-TAILED TIT

LONG-TAILED TIT

WHEATEAR

WHEATEAR

Nuthatch

Nuthatch

Dunnock

Dunnock

Blue tit

Blue tit

Wren

Wren

Heron

Heron

the glossy ibis

my fist sighting of the glossy ibis was a good one, there it was right in front of the window,there was at least 15 people taking shots of it,must be the most photographed bird in the north east
and rightly so.

glossy ibis

glossy ibis

birds of pray

most of these birds were photographed in captivity,the ones with out names are not identified as yet.

peregrine
red kite

golden eagle

SPARROWHAWK

TAKEN AT BIGWATERS

GOSHAWK

This bird was taken in on the borders of Scotland,

SCREECH OWL

SCREECH OWL

let me out

let me out

snowy owl

snowy owl

TRIP TO THE INNER FARNE

All photos were taken on the Inner farne Island on July of this year,this was my second trip to the Islands the first being to Staple Island last year.