Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Inland...

Back in the day, when we used to frequent Druridge on a weekly basis, at this time of year the spring would encourage us to go 'inland'. This is not just anywhere away from the coast, it generally means one of about three or four spots - Kielder, Harthope Valley or even Harwood Forest. This week  'inland' meant a drive up to the Harthope, my favourite of the Cheviot valleys stretching from the steep hill called Skirl Naked, up to and beyond Langleeford.

So, no further ado, we took plenty of photos so here is a selection from Sunday morning...

The end of the road. No cars beyond here.

Oystercatcher
Pied Wagtail
Red legged Partridges were all over.
The burn.
Common Sandpiper

Dipper feeding young at nest under tree root overhang.

Grey Wagtail
The Hawsen Burn
Red Grouse
One of three Ring Ouzels
   
Wren on a post.

2 comments:

amanda peters said...

Wonderful set of photos and place. I especially like the Red legged Partridges and nice to see a Ring Ouzels.
We are coming up to Northumberland last week of June, staying at Beadnell again...
Amanda xx

Stewart said...

Nice one Amanda, lets hope the weather is nice then for you....