Monday, May 05, 2008



Rothbury, looking well, hiding the hellish bank holiday traffic...




Remember the Song Thrush nest in our outhouse? Well it has young now and the adults are feeding strongly. This shot was taken on the new camera alone, at a range of about 40 feet. The Robin is also back and forward with food for its newly hatched young too.

Today was a lovely warm spring day. At Boulmer this morning I finally caught up with Yellow Wagtail on the patch with a male feeding on the washed up seaweed along the shore. The day was spent at Rothbury visiting the food fair then back home to plant up the pots and hanging baskets in the garden.

One unusual sighting not seen by many south of here was a Fulmar road casualty dead next to Longhoughton Quarry. This is about 2 miles inland! I think it has probably tried to land on the wet road last night during the rain and met its fate. They try to nest in the quarry each year. Can't be a regular cause of death for these birds....

100. Yellow Wagtail.

6 comments:

Newton Stringer said...

I was up at Rothbury this morning too, on my motorbike ! I saw the market but didn't stop to investigate... Is it good then ?

Boulmer Birder said...

Just a one off for the Bank Hol. Not much doing really but it was a nice trip out...

Border Reiver said...

Food Fair, Food Fair !!! I can remember the days when all you could buy in Rothbury was a flat cap from Browns, Hurricane lamp from MacKays, hobnail shepherd boots from Rodgersons and happy with a bag of chips on the green. Whey man it's ooer Muckle posh now. Oh dear I've become a crotchety old man at 44. Pop into the Duergar Red Gallery and say hi to Margaret, has the unfortunate honour of knowing me.

abbey meadows said...

Rodgersons still sell the hobnail boots. The Turks Head still serves a welcome pint and a fine bite after a day's rambling in the Simonsides!

Border Reiver said...

I was a Cross Keys in Thropton and the Salmon in Holystone man...sad day when that closed.

oldcrow61 said...

Wonderful pictures of the Thrush.