Monday, 8 November 2010

Creeping up

Two early starts on Prestwick Carr found the same flock of 99 Greylag Geese on both days bolstered on Sunday morning by a Treecreeper which becomes No 109 for the year. The geese fly off to Big Waters around 8.30 returning mid afternoon although shortly they may not have to bother as the flooding is getting worse attracting Lapwing, Golden Plover and Wigeon.
On Saturday after the count journeyed to Cramlington to feast on Waxwings and found a flock flycatching from a roadside tree. Lots of shots mainly badly out of focus except one.......



  1. Peter,
    That's a Waxwi, you missed the ng off!

  2. Peter,

    your right about the Greylag coming to Big Waters. In the last 2 weeks I have counted them 4 times and got 99 twice, 97 and 93, they stay on the pond for 2-3hrs then flop 100m onto the North Field although last Saturday they did flit back and forth quite a few times.


    ps John, nice witty comment