Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Desert in the east… Great White snow in the west!

Sorry, little news on Geltsdale today as I've been away and only got back yesterday. The only birds worth mentioning seen today are two Water Rails spotted around the screen area of the tarn.

Been away to the east catching up with the Farnes team and a good night in Seahouses was a cracking end to a cracking season on the Farne islands. 

Farnes Wardens, Ciaran and Andy at Geltsdale... I live at the end of the track!
While over on the east side it would have been rude not to go see the cheeky Desert Wheatear at Newbiggin… a stunning little chap which we observed feeding on the sand flies around our feet (no need for bins with this one).
Great White Egret
The next day and back on the west side, myself, Ciaran and Andy were treated with excellent views of a Great White Egret at Campfield. We then spent the afternoon at Caerlaverock and watched a stunning starling roost from Gretna Services. All in all a good few days.

Any guesses on numbers??

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