Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Along the Wall

We ended up along Hadrians Wall this morning and decided to visit Housesteads since the last time was about 40 years ago. All very interesting stuff but so was a little pile of feathers on a grassy mound, one of which is shown below.

My guess is a Grey Wagtail, or maybe Goldfinch,  but would appreciate any other views.
Onward to Vindolanda, which was last visited, by us, about as long ago as Housesteads where we spotted this Common Hawker in the garden area outside the coffee shop

This was a Dragonfly tick for me.

Also saw this Southern Hawker perched alongside the only piece of litter we saw all day

........and the Roman remains were good to see also.......

Finished off at Grindon Lough where I was surprised that there were no waders present. Plenty of Pied Wagtail, Teal, Lapwing, Canada and Greylag geese.


Nyctalus said...

Hi Dick

Glen Webber (Wildlife Photography) said...

So awesome to have a close up like this of the Snipe.

Citybirding said...
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Citybirding said...

Thanks Allan and Glen

kirstallcreatures said...

Sounds like you had a good trip out. L