Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Cresswell pond






















Called in at Cresswell pond while out with the dog this morning. No sign of the Buff breasted sandpiper but numerous other waders there. I had my best views ever of a Bittern. It was in reeds in the south east corner of the pond and sat on top of the reeds in view for about an hour. A Heron would chase it around the reedbed a few times but kept landing in roughly the same spot. I must apologise for the digiscoped shots that are greatly cropped but it wasn't an easy thing to photograph as it was rarely still. Back at the meadows I have just finished my nightshifts so I haven't been out much but on my way home from work the other morning, I saw a Crossbill over Cottingwood; a first for me for Morpeth. Above is the Bittern being chased by a Heron, a few shots of the Bittern, the Cresswell kingfisher and a Hawker/Darter thing.

2 comments:

Northumbrian Birding said...

I came home via Cresswell late afternoon but by this time it was heavy rain ,you did well to get anything of the Bittern, looks like I will have to stake it out,
must get a shot !!!
Brian

st said...

Green is not the word to describe how jealous i am