Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Catching up

Atheys dene in the evening sunshine
Common inkcap...Abbey meadows

Russian comfrey...High stanners

Back to work this weekend and no days off until the end of the week. On Thursday (7th) I walked around Pegswood moor in a howling gale. Lesser Whitethroat in the green area and in the quarry bit 12 Wheatear but this time 7 males and 5 females. On friday despite the heavy showers I cycled 15 miles around Harwood forest. One Crossbill the only bird of note. Very wild and blustery up there, it was more like January than May! Posted a few pics from Morpeth taken yesterday.


Blyth Birder said...

Speaking to a local at Kielder a few weeks back he was saying its been a poor Crossbill year - hardly any cones.

Have you ever checked Longhirst Hall?

I've passed it 100s of times, even golfed there (15 years ago) and always thought I'd give it a go but never have.

abbey meadows said...

I haven't really had a good look around Longhirst hall. I see a Green woodpecker was seen there recently.