I went to killingworth lake today as I quite often do and was glad to see the return of the terns and even more than last year. last year we had 2 birds on the lake this year the number has risen to 4. they sat on one of the jetty's until they flew off and started flying and diving for there lunch!
A trip up to the cresswell area and the belford area proved quite rewarding for the amount of new birds i seen there. gadwall, garganey, tree creeper, nuthatch, black pheasant, woodpecker, and a few i have seen before such as wren, shovelers, mallards, chaffinchs. i saw my first ducklings of the year today to. so a good day all round. although the only thing that was abit disapointing was missing a lesser spotted woodpecker as it landed on the feeder infront of my and was obscuered by trees and several more attempts to get it failed and i missed it again after going to get my tripod from the car for a landscape of the pond!
gadwall, female left, drake right
garganey, female left, drake right
garganey, as above
two drake shovelers in pursuit of a female
female chaffinch, coal tit in flight
my cousins attempt at getting
the woodpecker as I was away
he isn't into photography if you haven't already guessed
I attended the first Beamish photography evening a few days ago and would like to thank Beamish Museum for a great evening without the crowds. I got what i think are a few good photo's hope you like them.
went to havannah for about an hour or so saw a jay that's about it. then went to Bolam lake great landscapes and great birds. lots of chaffinch's and other small birds. also my first chance to use my new sigma telephoto 70-300 dg after accidently breaking my Sony.