Monday, 8 September 2014

Manic Monday


Common Teal (above)
Blue-winged Teal (beow)



Blue-winged Teal
North American duck with a distinctively shaped bill.
Nice find by father and son combination BD an DD, a bird probably overlooked by many visiting Castle Island. Pays to check all the birds!




This Stoat was on the road at Hadston.


Then it moved to the rubbish tip where it took an interest in a ground feeding bird. Fortunately, for later visitors, the distracting behaviour of the Robins and Wren meant it failed to get a tasty breakfast ... Wryneck.




The Wryneck proved very popular and at times proved rather difficult to photograph, however, patience and a lack of chattering onlookers and it finally gave itself up. At one stage flying straight towards and past me, I thought it was going to land on my shoulder.








Finally, the Ponteland Hide, allowed me to get nice and close to this Ruff.



Oh.. nearly forgot. Lots of Goldfinches in the dunes.

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