I MUST APOLOGIZE FOR NOT BEING HEAR.

 Hi all,



I must apologize to all of you that follow my blog.The reason why I have not updating my blog for so long is because my 500mm lens died on me,well dropping it didn't help.It left me in a sad state,but now it is back with me to do what we do best together,I hope all of you with good lenses will understand.As without our trusted companion's it is hard to leave home to search for life's nice surprises .Still I had my 300mm to keep me company until my best mate was repaired.I did have a good trip down to saltholme reserve with my mates,I got to photograph a reed warbler for the first it time.We were told there was a broad billed sandpiper in the area but as luck has it we mist it (again).there was plenty sky larks about giving us a song I love to here.

Our next trip out was going to be on the farne islands,but the weather let us down plus the crossing to the islands were cancelled,so of to the cliffs at Dunstanburgh to see and photograph the razorbills fulmars and kittiwakes.will try the farne's on Saturday.     

2 comments:

Citybirding said...

Pleased to see you are back

little sparrow said...

thanks for that mate its good to be back

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.