Sunday, November 07, 2010

More moorland meanderings....

Snow on Cheviot...

A crystal clear frosty morning greeted us in the hills west of Alnwick this morning. We were looking for our own Rough legged Buzzard, but it wasn't to be.

Highlight up here in this remote area were, yep, you guessed it, 14 Waxwings flying west from a lone rowan.

Raven was heard but unseen, and a couple of Roe Deer looked nice in the sunshine...


This afternoon a walk around the woods at home was quite nice with 3+ Bramblings, 6 Bullfinch, 8 Siskin, 1 Jay, 2 Buzzard and a Kingfisher flying over the pond...

At home I took what I think is my best photo to date -

Common Wasp

This looks like a posed shot, but its just a huge female sitting on the top of a wine bottle in front of our recycling bin! Taken just as found...(Click for a better look)

5 comments:

Dean said...

They`re all cracking photos Stewart and the same applies to the cup & ring pic in the previous post. Stunning views.

Emma Anderson said...

I wasn't out on Sunday, so missed the first snow of the winter on the Cheviot. Like the deer picture and the wasp is outstanding. Will miss your moth pictures. I tried again, hoping to trap a December moth, but the trap was out all evening without any takers.

The Wessex Reiver said...

if you'd like some cracking waxwing shots Stuart, have a peek here

http://fair-isle.blogspot.com/2010/11/waxwings-oct-25th-2010-day-well-always.html

Killy Birder said...

I don't like wasps (almost phobic:-)) but that photo is a cracker. Also like the Cheviot shot. Cheers Brian.

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

I like wasps but have a serious respect for them after being stung in the eye! I can almost feel the menace oozing from the expression on this one - do wasps have expressions - cracking pic either way!

Cheers

Davo