|Nine Whooper Swans, only 1 juvenile.|
A party of 9 Whooper Swans arrived from the east to settle on the river below Warkworth weir for a spell before heading off further south. Nearby along at the Marina, a nice drake Scaup, a female Common Scoter and a winter plumaged Great crested Grebe swan around beside the boats.
There were plenty of Wigeon, Teal and common waders in wintering areas too.
Up in the scrub, only a few Blackbirds, Song Thrushes and Robins, with a male Stonechat gave cause to lift the bins...
As the days grow ever shorter, its easy to pine for spring or summer or easterlies or northerlies or whatever, but it pays to appreciate just what we have, every time we get out there, its all fantastic!
|Scaup at distance with a Wigeon.|
|Herring Gull fly by...|