Friday, 23 June 2017

On Tour - Northumberland - Part 1

We have recently returned from a week in Northumberland, staying in Seahouses as it's handy for the boats to the Farne Islands. I know this sounds mad but we went to Seahouses via Edinburgh from the West Midlands, but all will be revealed!

Our daughter lived in Edinburgh and her partner was away on business for a couple of weeks, so we went a day early stayed over and took her with us a good plan where much alcohol was consumed and a good time had by all, before we took her up to Berwick on the Sunday to get the train back.

We didn't want to burden Jen with birding, but we did do a walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh with her and picked up a few feathered friends along the way, the biggest surprise was what at first I thought was a Sparrowhawk flying near us, turned out to be a Cuckoo, wasn't quick enough to get the camera on it though.

Birding highlights of the walk, Shelduck,
 and Razirbills.

In addition, Skylark, Linnet, Shag, Kittiwake, Starling and Swallows were seen.

After a great evening on the Saturday at a particularly good seafood restaurant in Bamburgh we took Jen to the station on the Sunday, then paid a visit to St Abbs Head, back over the border in Scotland. A lovely walk with a surprise as we set out....
 Great views,
 plus plenty of Guillemots and Razorbills.

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