Monday, 24 November 2014

Izzy

Handily, news of the Isabelline Wheatear broke just minutes after I had booked today off work. I was worried it might disappear during a clear night, but I got the happy news it was still showing when almost there this morning. The bird was showing superbly as it fed at the top of the beach and among the dunes. Coming to within ten feet at times, cracking views were had.

Isabelline Wheatear




After an hour I was suitably chilled, so headed north to try for the Smew at East Chevington. No sign today, but great, distant views of an otter that was fishing the north pool. A look on the beach by the burn mouth gave great views of 8 Twite.

Twite


All quiet at Cresswell so I headed south for another look at the Hume's Warbler at Whitley Bay. Three Waxwing were feeding in bushes by the road as I got out of the car.

Waxwing
Waxwing
The Hume's Warbler was showing well in its favoured sycamore on the south side of the dene.

Hume's Warbler


Not a bad day!

5 comments:

  1. Some cracking birds about at the minute, anyone been checking Blaydon for Waxwings?

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    1. I've had a quick look, but I don't think that there are many in the country yet. Will keep looking.

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    2. I had a scout around today Rob, nothing to report.

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  2. Cracking shots of some cracking birds Rob.

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    1. Cheers Ron. Its been a good couple of weeks.

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