Saturday, 10 January 2009

Early Morning Buzz

Saturday means Craster for kippers at the moment, at least every couple of weeks to keep the business well stocked. Sometimes I'm surprised I don't arrive back at my car to find it encircled by gulls tempted by the lingering smell of smoked fish that hangs around for hours after each visit.
Setting off at sunrise an undulating male Bullfinch crossing the road at Hebron was the only noteworthy bird on the outward journey.

Turning from the Howick road toward Longhoughton a Common Buzzard rose from it's roost within spitting distance of the road. Looking out over Foxton bends a few minutes later another was stood sentinel like on a post surveying the river where little moved in the frostiness of the morning.






image courtesy and copyright NE Wildlife

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