Northumberland gallery

Brother Rob and his wife Gi are over from Australia, stopping with us for a few days prior to their trip to Iceland (the country not the frozen food store!) – we’re joining them for a few days at the end. We’ve come up to Northumberland to meet up with other brother Bryan and his wife Anne, from Scotland – we’re staying at the quirky but charming country house B&B at Budle Hall. On the way up we drove through Teesdale and yesterday we did the castles – Alnwick, Warkworth, the iconic Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh. Today, weather permitting, we’re going over to Lindesfarne. As the primary purpose of the trip is a family re-union, there’s only been limited scope for birding but we have managed to see a few bits and bobs:

Black Grouse, at the same spot in upper Teesdale as last year, but only two and distant

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Red Grouse, easier to see, but still nice

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On the cliffs at Dunstanburgh, Rock Dove

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Kittiwake, in the rain

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Razorbill

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and Fulmar

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Finally a rather chilly Barn Swallow, probably wishing it had waited a while longer before migrating

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We’re hoping for much better views and photos of sea birds and ducks when we get to Iceland in just over a weeks time

 

 

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