Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Monday, 8 March 2010

Amble Harbour

Yesterday was a fine day for walking along the sands of Druridge bay. Nothing of note really but a lovely day to be out. The Mediterranean Gulls at Amble were a bit distant. At Cresswell I found another dead fish. I think it is a male Lumpsucker, it was very orange underneath. The Little Owl was sitting in the sunshine in its usual Ash tree between Widdrington village and Druridge.

On saturday evening I was driving along the road between Widdrington and Chevington moor and a Long Eared Owl was on the roadside just past East Stobswood farm and as I slowed down it flew up and flew along parallel with the car before disappearing over the baffle banks.


Wilma said...

What a treat to seee owls! We are not so fortunate here with owls; they are much more elusive. We hear them every night from April through October (that may have more to do with when our windows are open than when the owls are around!), but rarely see them in daylight.

Anonymous said...

The green-eyed monster rears its head again. I`ve said no end of times to Stewart "Oh, to be in spitting distance of the sea".
It would be my dream come true.

Brian Robson said...

Re fish, it does look like a Lumpsucker, it seems there are a few of these being washed up of late. Bit like the Rays Bream during January.

Northumbrian Birding said...

I like to call into Amble now and again it seems the Med numbers are increasing here, at least they have made access to the prom ,especially like the views from the carpark on the west.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks all for the comments. Wilma our commonest Owl is usually heard but rarely seen. Dean... it doesn't matter where you live there is always something just along the road though I don't like being too far away from the sea. B&B.. seen a lot of dead fish recently. The Coquet estuary is greatly underwatched...about time we had another King Eider here!