Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 27 March 2009


East side of Bothal castle
Barnacle goose

Barnie running off the pond

You forget how small these birds are

River Wansbeck from the stepping stones


Teasel in the plantation north of Linton pond

Out first thing this morning at Linton pond. Very cold and blustery here and quiet. Snipe and Chiffchaff the only birds of note. Longhirst flash was just as interesting. Spent the rest of the morning at Bothal pond and woods. More going on here with 13 Gadwall, 43 Teal, 68 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck and a Barnacle goose among the 82 Canadas. Down beside the stepping stones a good variety of common woodland birds including Chiffchaffs but impossible to photograph. Some nice spring flowers coming through including the delightful Butterbur.


Alan Tilmouth said...

Butterbur, thanks for saving me searching back through Stewart's archive. I took a couple of photos of two at Howick last week and hadn't id'd them yet.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Yes I was at Linton today also but not for long, very little around and that wind was murder!!!!!