Friday, 6 January 2012

Cuddys duck

I spent a few spare moments yesterday lunchtime watching the Eiders surfing at Blyth Quayside. I'm sure they didn't intend to surf but such was the ferocity of wind and wave that they were on occasion forced to.

It's also that time of year and there was a little bit of display going on although you couldn't hear the strange noise they make above the noise of the wind.
Further off the quay a Red throated Diver fished in what it would think was the relative calm of the estuary.

For those in far climes Cuddy is the local nickname being a typical geordie shortening for St Cuthberts duck.

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