Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Sprint Finish

A week of excitement really, a Red Footed Falcon was discovered by birders photographing Mark Cavendish and Andre Greipel as the Tour of Britain flashed through Northumberland, past Cresswell Pond in fact.

The new Whats App service has me all informed and up for seeing birds. I left Alnwick as soon as I heard of this bird but was informed en route that it had flown off. Its an awful disappointment when this happens, I tend to sulk and curse. Thats what I did, on the bench overlooking The Coquet Estuary. The residents kept me company and cheered me up

Little Egret

Common Gull
The next day came and a repeat of the news, late afternoon the bird was reported 'showing well', off I charged..suitably charged. I had my camera tonight.

When I arrived the Red Footed Falcon was indeed showing well, I took some hurried snaps before it flew north, not sure if its been seen again.