Sunday, 16 November 2014

Mixed weather, mixed flock

A morning of thick mist which lingered on in the valley had the Pink-footed Geese calling overhead at Yearle, perhaps struggling with the poor visibility. We headed up the Harthope Valley and amazingly came into some fine sunshine and beautiful autumnal views of the Cheviot hills ...  like a different world within half-a-mile of home!
Just beyond the car parking area near Langleeford we enjoyed coming across a mixed flock of woodland birds in the birch trees- lots of Redpolls, some Siskin, a few Treecreepers working up the trunks, Blue Tits,Coal Tits, a noisy party of Long-tailed Tits, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Robin and Goldcrest all busily feeding, perhaps as many as 40 birds.
Unfortunately as we left the valley we plunged back into the thick cold mist.... that's November for you.

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