Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Monday, 11 January 2010

Snowy scenes

River Wansbeck at Olivers mill

Morpeth Chantry

Carlisle park

Hedgerow at the Abbey

Front garden

Back garden

Top of Curley kews bank

Goosander at of three.

Back in business...I hope. The computer has been broken for three weeks but now with a new hard drive lets hope it lasts a bit longer than the last one. Only birds of note have been sightings linked to the bad weather. Common Snipe have been plentiful at work feeding under bushes where it was free of snow. Up to 60 Siskins visiting feeders around the gardens here and 3 Goosanders on the Wansbeck. On new years day 300 Pink footed geese flew south over the garden and Buzzards have been visible from the garden. Stewart rang me and told me about his communal Wren roost and late afternoon on Friday I saw 6 enter the old hollow Ash tree on the abbey hill. I'm sure ADMc knows that tree very well!
The above pics were taken on new years day after the heavy snowfall around Morpeth. Friday morning was the coldest I've known with the temperature at Blagdon -13.5c and -9c by the time I got back to Morpeth. A bit of a reprieve at the moment but I don't think we are out of the woods yet.


Ipin said...

haven't you had the sledge out then Nigel?

Birding about Northumberland said...

Lovely pictures, I hope for the bids sake the worst is over, could just be optomistic though

abbey meadows said...

I was on night shift last week and couldn't sleep through the day because the kids were off school due to the closures so I was out sledging and building snowmen, having snowball fights....quite enjoyed it really. I think there's more to come but I hope the worst is over.