Monday, May 05, 2008

Black Grouse - Langdon Beck, Co. Durham - 16th April 2008.

A lovely morning in the North Pennines in the company of Tim & Janet Davie and Bill Berry produced 20+ Black Grouse, inc. 4 females, in the Langdon Beck area along with two Ring Ouzel and the sight & sound of displaying Curlew, Golden Plover, snipe and Lapwing. Absolutely Magical.

Above: Hawfinch - Sizergh Castle, Cumbria - 16th April 2008. This bird fed relatively unconcerned on the verges of a busy car park. Another two birds were seen in trees on adjacent farmland.