|Gannets...wonderful birds close up!|
|...and in flight|
|One of many Tree Sparrows nesting around the RSPB centre.|
|Razoorbill....only a few.|
|Coming in to land...at high speed.|
|A Puffin pair near their nest hole.|
|Still plenty of sand eels then!|
|A quick dash before the Lesser Black Backs steal them!|
|A drake Eider ...from Billy Shiels boat.|
|Kittiwake on nest|
|Shag...panting in the sun.|
|Next day an early morning stroll around Beadnell with Ringed Plovers obviously breeding near by.|
...and then inland to Ford where, whilst having a coffee, I happened to notice a Spotted Flycatcher feeding a youngster.
...and then onto Ingram and on the River Breamish breeding Oystercatchers and Common Sandpipers caught my eye!
|Oystercatcher on the alert.|
|Back at Beadnell in the evening and a quick visit to the Long Nanny Tern Colony where a 24 hour watch was being maintained to guard the Little Terns. At this stage my camera packed up and I only caught this Arctic Tern before returning to to 'base camp'....but that's another story.|