Monday, January 02, 2012

Seconds out...

New Years Day and a Happy Birthday to me.

A nice sunny day, a bit breezy and cooler than recently but still nice for January.

Jane, Bunts and myself took a midday walk north along the coast to Craster where we intended to have a drink in the 'Jolly Fisherman'. Unfortunately it was choc full to the rafters so we didnt want to squeeze in when we had the terriator. Not to worry, a pleasant return journey followed and we had hot chocolate, cake and champagne at home ( see my so called resolutions from the other day about not eating and drinking as much ).

Craster Harbour, from the south.

Of the 40 or so bird species seen, all were to be expected, but at least it gets things underway. A Purple Sandpiper and Ringed Plover in the harbour were the best on show.

Today, no new additions, but the most noteworthy thing was about 15 Snowdrops in flower in the copse next to our garden. A very early date indeed!

Purple Sandpiper in Craster Harbour.

7 comments:

Ipin said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday Stewart!

Dean said...

And a happy birthday from me, Stewart.
I also had my first Snowdrops of the year, today.

The Wessex Reiver said...

Happy belated birthday Stewart, bizarrely daffodils out down here now, before the snowdrops.

Warren Baker said...

Happy birthday from me too Stewart. Early spring this year ?

Stewart said...

Iain -Cheers.
Dean- Cheers, like the avatar!
Andrew - Cheers ( southerner ;)
Warren - Cheers. Not up here, it never is. This is just to give us some false security. I'll be pleased with a period of zero snow..

Marc Heath said...

Some cracking sketches on here, an art I wish I was able to do a bit more. Best wishes for the new year.

Stewart said...

Cheers Marc....