Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Lull and dull

Lots of Jelly Ear growing on this log at Stobswood

I think this is Winter Moth in my kitchen

With short hours of daylight and limited time to get out things are very quiet at the moment. I was at Stobswood and Widdrington tip this morning. A bit dull for photos and generally quiet for wildlife. The only things of note were a flock of 12 Golden Plover with hundreds of Lapwing on the opencast fields. One Snipe was flushed from the flooded pools at the tip and a single Buzzard sat on top of one of the Alders.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


A new plant in the county for me was found at Meldon Hall in the Wansbeck valley, Pellitory-of-the-wall. It was growing in abundance on the walls opposite the stables. There are few records in the vice county (67) but it is a bit more scattered in the North of the county. I have seen it growing in Enfield Middlesex.
Around Morpeth Tawny Owls remain vocal in the evenings but the other day following a commotion with Jays a Tawny Owl flew over the road at the bottom of High House Lane mid morning. On the river are 3 drake Goosanders. A flock of 35 Fieldfares were feeding in cereal fields at Clifton yesterday. No camera when I was at Meldon Hall so no pictures on this post.