Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Assessing the damage






















As the water level of the Wansbeck drops a little each day some of the damage becomes apparent. Above are some pics from this morning with the tons of trees deposited above head height at Highford bridge and the weir which has long been a waterfall feature at Highford has been slicesd through the middle. Further down at the Mitford road a common sight for many riverside residents and the wall beside the lay-by at Highford bridge is no more. The wansbeck is still a torrent but much lower at High stanners. The bottom pic taken this evening of a mystery bat which have been flying over the garden all week. I don't think anyone will be able to identify this from this picture. There are several species in Morpeth such as Natterers, daubenton and Pipistrelle. This is larger than Pipistrelle, probably medium size but not as big as Noctule. I will try and take another picture if I get the chance.

4 comments:

John Young said...

Hi Abbey, a big clean up operation then. Great shot of the bat, how did you do that? Just bought myself a bat detector, just love the noises they make.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks John. I have been trying to take pictures of Bats for a while but this one kept to the same feeding route for a while so I just waited until it came past me.

Boulmer Birder said...

Good bat shot Nigel, tricky to id without the detectors...

st said...

well done on the bat front, i tried to nail a pip before my hols and failed.