Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Whooper swans at Longhirst flash

Three of the four Whoopers at Longhirst flash at 5 pm.

Adult Whooper preening

The lighter nights mean that I can get out a bit more through the week when I am on my early shifts. I quickly looked at the ponds to the east of Morpeth starting at Linton but despite 100's of Gulls bathing there was nothing unusual among them. Two Foxes emerged from the thick Gorse on the railway sidings. Bothal was quiet except for a flock of 45 Goldfinches but a handful of wildfowl on Longhirst flash included 4 Whooper swans; 2 adults and 2 immatures. Okay not the numbers that have been seen in Druridge bay but a good year bird for the patch.


Blyth Birder said...

I checked Linton at 3pm, (millions of Herring Gulls), Longhirst Flash at 4pm (4 Whoopers) before finishing off at Bothal.

abbey meadows said...

It's a wonder I didn't bump into you as I was out for most of the late afternoon.