Monday, 25 January 2016

First Outing For A Couple of Months

Well its been a couple of months since I last blogged but things are now quieting down in the Hall Household and have managed to get out a couple of times and have managed a few photographs and a couple of videos so here goes.

Was out on Saturday up the Derwent with Mr Sedgy Warbler and a very good morning it was.  A few Dippers, Goldcrests, Grey Wagtail, Water Rail and many others on quite a decent day.  We had originally gone out to see the Starlings leave their Roost at Shibdon but a slight delay meant we only got glimpses of it from the car whilst partaking in morning refreshment.

Didn't get a lot of media coverage of the birds but here we go with the bits and bobs I did get:

Dippers and Water Rail

On Sunday morning I picked up Mr Sedgie again and headed for a walk round Big Waters with Alan J, Ian D and Keith B.  The pond was full of Ducks and Gulls including a Great Black Back Gull, several Pochard Goldeneye etc etc.  On the walk round there was a lot of Geese, including a Tundra Bean Goose, a couple of Med Gulls, Skylark, Meadow Pipit and plenty of others.  It was nice being out with a great bunch and catching up with the news and gossip.  Once again here are a few pictures from the day.

Tundra Bean Goose

Everywhere you looked there was Ducks

A rare GBBGull at Big Waters

One of my favourite views

Unusual view of the Emirates coming into land

Our small murmaration of Starlings as a Sparrowhawk goes after them

Couple of Roe Deer in one of their regular spots

Another of my favourites unfortunately dont see enough of them

 View from the hide

 The feeding station is drying out after the deluge of rain

Hope to be publishing regularly in the near future