Friday, 17 January 2020

North and South

Little Egret
Saltmarsh south of the River Aln.
(Buston Links)

Feathers in lovely breeding condition if a tad early?


Ashington Community Woodland


East Chevington Feeders

The Pheasant was so bright on a relatively dull day. The Water Rail did visit a couple of times but was disturbed by the slightest movement in the hide.

Chaffinch (male)


A visit South of the Tyne and I came across this flock of 34 Waxwings.

Unfortunately they were not allowed to feed on the berry laden tree because it was being protected by the Mistle Thrush below. Managed also to see the 7 Snow Buntings flying over the beach as I headed for a coffee on the coast.

Heading home from South Shields a brief detour to Northumberland Park and the NS Fish Quay.

Eider (drake)

Herring Gull
(No white-wingers though)

Today it was over to Fontburn Reservoir.

Very little on the birding front but the peaty water in the reservoir made for some nice reflections.


  1. Always enjoy the blog.Hoping to do my annual visit around February 20-22 and looking for anything out of the ordinary in the Cresswell/Druridge/Hauxley area. Plus a place to see yellowhammers. Happy to accept guidance from you as this is your patch

    Derek (Northern Ireland)

  2. Thanks Derek. Will keep updating blog, hope that helps with your visit. If you use twitter I can give you more updated closer to your visit. I am David@Chevington on twitter @DavidChevingto1