Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Retail therapy and birding.

The Royal Quays has it all. The retail park is full of bargains and the marina has the returning Terns breeding. You don't have to go to the Farnes to be dive bombed just pop down to the banks of the Tyne.
30 birds seen on the ground with a further 4 heading out to fish as i arrived. I spotted one chick but many looked to be sitting on eggs. One pair playing catch up as i sat.
Single Common Tern chick
Catching up.....i think that's what it is called.


  1. Now I know you sometimes have trouble with your Bird Identification but even I know you are unable to distinguish between a Marks and Spencers and a Fenwicks so what did you end up buying, there is no camera or optics shops there ??????????


    ps whats this "catching up" thing

  2. Two pairs of walking socks.
    There are three outdoor shops on the retail park that are always worth a look in for a bargain.
    You should pop down there John, you get some nice close views of the Terns.