Monday, 10 October 2011

Lesser Scaup - Tynemouth Boating lake

Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
I thought I would be blogging about the Turtle Dove at Big Waters and the Hen Harrier at Prestwick Carr having bagged both early this afternoon, but the reported Lesser Scaup was re-found in Tynemouth.

Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
A cracking start to the week.


  1. Have had three visits to catch sight of the Hen Harrier, but nearest I got was tonight when it briefly showed but I was looking in the opposite direction -again.

  2. Three cracking birds in the one day i reckon.

  3. Great harrier pic ! I'd kill for one of them on the patch !!

  4. Very nice harrier shot, indeed!
    Have anice day.

  5. Lovely pics Tim, waiting for a Harrier to grace the tip!