Sunday, December 14, 2008



No proper birding today. I woke, after a late night at chez Biggs, with a wooly head so had a lie in. The rest of the day was spent catching up. I took the pic above from Corby Crags, west of Alnwick after I had been sent on a mission to collect greenery for Jane's wreath making exploits.

Bunty's morning walk was around the Howick woods. On the well flooded pond, a Little Grebe was the only thing of note, while 50+ Redwings, 5 Mistle Thrushes and 12+ Blackbirds were feeding in yews on the way back.

The afternoon stroll was at Boulmer. The only thing that merited a raised binocular was a group of 3 Red breasted Mergansers flying north.

Must do better next week....

7 comments:

Tricia said...

Stewart - that's a stunning picture and so atmospheric!!

I don't know Alnwick at all but I'll have to put it on my "to visit" list!

Crammy Birder said...

Thanks Stewart for adding me to your blog list.

Stewart said...

T - This is the view towards Cheviot from the road side a few miles west of Alnwick. We do have some great scenery within a radius of no more than 10 miles. The majority of my pics on the blog are from this area.

CB - No problem...

Border Reiver said...

Nice shot Stewart, but can you get rid of that white stuff please before I venture north next week for festivities !!

Stewart said...

BR - No probs Andrew, the forecast is mild and wet for the next week....I bet you'd like the snow though really ;)

Ipin said...

Sounds like a good nite had by all chez biggs! Likin the new-look to the blog - like a crisp winters day!

oldcrow61 said...

A wonderful picture you have there.