This morning was another sharp, crystal clear day for a wander down the coastal section of my patch.
We started at the Howick burn mouth where things were pretty much the same as usual. A Kingfisher called and flew upstream, unseen, while the first of 2 Shelducks flew north. A perusal of the gulls revealed nothing but the locals, but offshore there was a steady passage of Herring Gulls all going north along the breakers at a rate of about 100+ per hour.
|The view north from the Rumbling Kern, a geological feature on the shoreline.|
|Herring Gulls moving north.|
|Golden Plover in sheep pasture.|
|A muck heap loving Rock Pipit.|
The sunshine was lovely in the harbour so a few minutes were spent checking out what was lurking in there.
|Another Purple Sandpiper|
|Redshank with a third Purple Sandpiper.|
|St James's Park, Newcastle.|
Oh, the score was one each....I hope on the match of the day highlights they show the Grey Wagtail running around outside the dug outs. It put on a better performance than the Toon thats for sure!
92. Collared Dove