Sunday, September 28, 2008

Geese and garden birds

Three large skeins of about 100 geese flew over this morning heading SW. They may well have been pink footed geese. They were flying strongly and calling very loudly.

There is much more activity on the garden feeder as the weather grows colder. We had Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Greenfinch, Sparrow and Great Spotted Woodpecker on the feeder this morning.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Geese and confused Mahonia

A skein of geese flew over on Monday 22nd. This is earlier than last year when the first time we saw them was the end of October.

The Mahonia in the garden is in flower. It's supposed to flower in January!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Warmer weather

We seem to be having some decent weather at last. Yesterday there was a large blue dragonfly in the garden.

Today we went walking on Crimdon beach. It was hazy but very warm. Mobile phone picture so a bit fuzzy unfortunately

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Surf at Cayton Bay

We stopped off at Cayton Bay near Scarborough on our way home from Bridlington yesterday.

There was plenty of surf and the beach was very busy with surfers trying their luck.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wet September

We have had a very wet start to September with a lot of heavy rain.

Wolsingham Show was a washout. Kenneth's Bridge at Frosterley was badly damaged by a Willow tree washed down in the floods. Low Bat Reserve was flooded, although the willow spiling held out! A huge Willow ended up wedged against the piles of the Bridge over the Wear at Croxdale.

There were spectacular seas at Seaham following the NE gales.