To see the goshawk

This weekend was supposed to be a camping weekend,But like every bank holiday it was to bloody cold to lie under the stars.Never mind it gives me some time to do a spot of birding.So off to the Scottish borders it is.There is a little place we go not to far from Roberton,I am sorry I cannot disclose were because I my mates would throttle me,we re- visited the nest of a  goshawks we saw last year.(photo above).Not sure if we would be in luck as we were not sure if the goshawk use the same nest from previous years,one of the lads seen a male goshawk fly from the tree the nest was in last year, here's hoping he finds a female and do as well as they did last year,two chicks they reared.(photo below).


 As far as we know only one chick survived,on a re-visit to the nest four weeks after this photo was taken
we only saw one chick next to the nest roosting,what a size after only four weeks.(photo below)

One thing I love about birding is you never know what you will see,next to a small lock in a row of willow tree was a least eight willow warblers,not one of them was bothered about me being there.so I got a few shots before they moved on.
 


Being on the borders of Scotland you get to see a fare few roe deer,this one was showing of his territory.
 
I will be going back to visit the goshawk in a few weeks time,If I have any luck I will keep you posted,all who read my blog enjoy your birding.

1 comment:

kirstallcreatures said...

Great pic of the Goshawk, what a transformation, Linda

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.