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Seahouses, Farne Islands and Bamburgh on Wednesday 20th March 2019:  Harbour porpoises, common and grey seal, kittiwake, cormorant, shag, guillemots, artic tern, puffin, eider ducks, razorbills, fulmar, herring, great and lesser black backed gulls, oystercatchers, redshank....

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 24th of March 2019 02:46:49 PM


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Never been to Cragside, whats it like Jake and more importantly how expensive are NT's these days?


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this past weekend i went to the farne islands on a three day birdwatching trip, got there late friday so not much , saturday went on a boat trip round the islands and an hour on inner farne (good idea to wear a hat wink.gif). what an amazing place artic turns every where! coming down and sitting on your head and peckcing you !!! also full of puffins !!!!. when you are approaching the cliffs on the smell really hits you bleh.gif full of guillimots. back on the groundsd of where we were staying (national trust cragside) there was miles and miles of thick woodland, moorland and fields. bellow is a full list of birds seen or heard.

nothing much too late.


artic terns (farne islands)
sanwich terns (farne islands)
common tern(farne islands)
puffins (farne islands)
razorbills (farne islands)
guillimots (farne islands)
cormerant (farne islands)
shag (farne islands)
gannets (farne islands)
rock pippets (farne islands)
oystercatcher (farne islands)
black headed gull (farne islands)
lesser black backed gull (farne islands)
greater black backed gull (farne islands)
eider ducks (farne islands)
kittiwake (farne islands)
herring gull (farne islands)
galoucus gull (farne islands)

crossbill (cragside NT)
bullfinch (cragsideNT)
short eared owl (cragside NT)
black backed gull (cragside NT)
great,blue,tit (cragsideNT)
sparrowhawk (cragsideNT)
possible goshawk (cragsideNT)
greylag gooose (cragsideNT)
moorhen (cragsideNT)
starling (cragside NT)
10 + kestrels (farne,cragside and on the road)
rook (road,cragsideNT)
jackdaw and carrion (cragside NT)
house martin (cragside NT)
swallow (cragside NT)
swift (cragsideNT)
kingfisher (cragsideNT)
song thrush (craside NT)
mistle thrush (cragsdeNT)
blackbird (cragsideNT)
robin (cragsideNT)
gold,green finch (cragsideNT)

it was a great weekend loved it smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif


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