Saturday, 18 February 2012

Budle Bay and Bamburgh

A visit to Budle Bay earlier in the week was well timed with countless Knot, Godwit, Dunlin, Shelduck, Curlew, Wigeon spread around the whole of the bay's  waters edge

A huge flock of Barnacle Geese took up residence on the North side of the bay.
A couple of visits to Stag Rocks produced little, probably due to the very lively sea conditions but I did manage to see a single Long- tailed Duck, 

a couple of Guillemots, Shag, Purple Sandpiper, Red-breasted Merganser, Scoter and of course many Eider.
The strong swell gave me a chance to watch the gulls flying north and taking up a position just in front of the peak of a swell and make use of the air being pushed upward by the travelling wave, breaking away just before the breaking wavecrest.

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