Saturday, 22 September 2012

A few more images from Wednesday.

Red-throated Diver

Juvenile Guillemot
Sandwich Tern 
.........and a few more Gannet images
The Red-throated Diver was seen as i returned to the car having walked 16.7 km from Druridge Pools to Low Hauxley and back with a small detour out to Chibburn Ponds with sightings of numerous Common Darters and a single male Southern Hawker. Quite a few juvenile Guillemots were seen on the North Sea and a smattering of Sandwich Terns, all very vocal, at a few points along the way. A Wheatear and 2 Rock Pipits seen together on seaweed on the beach with 2 male Long-tailed Ducks a little distantly out to sea nice diversions but the juvenile Gannets attending what looked like a diving class just off the beach stole the show.
Found large numbers of Common Darters as expected at my usual stopping off point at the educational dipping pond at East Chevington, many of which were enjoying the reflective heat of the timber posts and rails heading towards Druridge Country Park


  1. John,

    some nice pics there mate, especially the ones of the Gannets.


  2. You are a gentleman and a scholar..........whats 2 + 2 ??

  3. Brilliant photos of the Gannets!

    Regards, Danielle.