Monday, 12 April 2010

Hip, Hip, Hip, Hooray

Wall to wall sunshine was the order of the day, just the ticket for a trip along the coast to St Mary's and then onto Druridge Pools and Cresswell.  And just as well as the breeze off the sea kept temperatures pinned down to a chilly 10 deg C. The weekend migrants of Garganey, Avocet and Yellow Wagtails were all conspicuous by their absence. The same couldn't be said for easter holiday makers.

Sand Martins were hawking over the wetland at St Mary's and over the pools at Druridge. I saw my first Sandwich Terns of the year at Cresswell and I finally bagged Stock Dove for 2010 in fields between Druridge Pools and Widdrington. A lone Wheatear was seen from the Budge hide at Druridge and Tree Sparrows were seen on the path down to the hide at Cresswell and in hedgerows along the fields west of Druridge.

Lapwing on nest

Stock Dove at last - pic ruined by heat haze!


  1. It's a cracker Johnny; an 18 mega pixel beast. vibrant colours, auto focus to die for and it even does HD video. Ticks all my boxes anyhow.

  2. That's great Tim,
    Thanks for that. i use Canon and am looking to upgrade in the near future so that info. is invaluable. Looking forward from some stunning images from match the camera. Will you use the HD vid. facility for your videoing in future?

  3. I'll be giving the video a bash for sure. It'll be interesting to compare it with my current Panasonic HD camcorder. Watch this space...