Saturday, 30 January 2010

Boulmer Freezer

Friday morning saw us heading up to Alnwick. On the way two snowstorms made us question our plans but hey ho. Stopped off at Barters Books and then into town for a coffee. The plan to have lunch at The Fishing Boat Inn at Boulmer was put into action. Snow on the beach greeted us.

Now I know that birdwatching is carried out by some who like to observe from a hide and others like to get out on the trot and see what they can find. Well there is another way. Get into the Fishing Boat Inn early and grab a table in the conservatory. There you can find Sanderling, Godwit, Redshank, Eider, BHG, Pipits, Wagtails and Wren.
Further along the beach Ringed Plover

Alnmouth beach was deserted apart from a single Sanderling, a few Redshank and a pair of Stonechat

On the point at the North end of Alnmouth beach were Oystercather and Gulls


Johnnykinson said...

Thats a smashing shot of the gulls with the surf. Is it me or do all the birds look a little chilly?
Conservatory Birder?????
I suppose you DO feel the cold more at your age. LOL

Citybirding said...

The cod and chips and Boulmer Bitter were quite warming