Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Not only is there an inundation of Waxwings in the country now there is also an inundation of them on line, here are a few more. Around twenty were at Swalwell yesterday (thanks Rob) feeding on the berries. They could not settle for long as a Mistle Thrush was constantly chasing them off.

A curious Waxwing

A Waxwing doing what comes naturally

A Waxwing doing what comes naturally

The Mistle Thrush would come quite close.

Between bouts of chasing the Waxwings, it would occasionally take a berry.

On the back of a pick up

It came down to drink from a small puddle under a car.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

23.01.17 Northumberland Part 3

I probably should have posted Part 1 last, as it would have made more sense but hey ho. Also on the beach at East Chevington were a few Sanderling, which again, if you sat still, would come very close. Like the Twite, they were feeding in the seaweed. Back at Ladyburn Lake, a pair of Mute Swan took exception to another pair on the lake and chased them off. A few Greylag Geese did a flyover but did not land and on the way back to the car, a male Stonechat posed for me.


Mute Swan




23.01.17 Northumberland Part 2

While up in Northumberland I thought, I would check out the Shore Larks at East Chevington. I got a brief glimpse of them (and only one picture) but the stars of the show were the Twite. They were feeding in the washed up seaweed and coming in very close to where we were sitting. They were flighty but if you sat still they came to you.


A bit of spat

Shore Lark

23.01.17 Northumberland Part 1

Another ride out over the border on Monday this time to Ladyburn Lake for a Pacific Diver which was showing very well to the assembled crowd. Good crack and a cracking bird. I took so many pictures (not just of the Diver) that I am going to do this Blog in three parts.

Pacific Diver

Doing what Divers do

Doing what Divers do

A bit of an arty one

Eating something (of course it had to be side on)