back to cresswell

I don't know what it is, but I'm always drawn to the cresswell area of Northumberland to do my bird watching,there is a good feel about the place,its always still and calm as is the Druridge area .plus if there is any body in the hide you always get a good bit crack.as we did this weekend, popped  into Queen Elizabeth park first to see what was there.Plenty Canada, geese greylag,moorhen,coot,mute swan,tufted duck,and wigeon.


                                                 love to see geese flying into land on the lake.


                                                         Nice to get close to the wigeon.

Onto Linton pools,another area I love to visit,lots of female bullfinch,not one male,a few juvenile goldfinch blackbirds,but no redwing or fieldfare,sill plenty of time to see these over the winter.At the front of the hide we got some good views of mute swans in the still waters of the lake.

 
                                                                   The so graceful  swan.

Cresswell was as it always,plenty to see,we didn't spend to much time there as the light is so short at this time of the year and we try to pack as much into the day as we can.but what we did see was worth the visit,I counted 26 snipe,that is the most I've see at one time.dunlin,teal,wigeon 5 whooper swan on the fare bank maganser,lapwing,redshank,and a lot more.


                                                                    A nice little wren

See this lovely little bird on the way into Druridge pools, I'm afraid that all we got to see there apart from one heron and half a dozen tufted duck.



                                                                 The Hauley rat

This big bugga was at the small hide at hauxley reserve,we went into a few hides but all was very still,nothing to see as the light was well gone,next time we must visit hauxley first.

1 comment:

Birding about Northumberland said...

I visit Cresswell most weeks and like you are drawn to the place, lovely Widgeon
Michelle

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.