ABOVE AND BELOW DRAKE EIDERThere's a resident flock of Eider feeding in the harbour and I spotted a pair of Goldeneye whilst I was there.
ABOVE FEMALE EIDER BELOW FEMALE GOLDENEYEGulls as expected are there in good numbers and include Greater Black Backed, Lesser Black Backed, Herring and Black Headed.
ABOVE GREATER BLACK BACKED GULL BELOW 2nd WINTER GREATER BLACK BACKED GULLAll the labels on my photos are what I've identified them as, so if they are incorrect please let me know I'm only just getting into trying to identify juvenile gulls and well..........
Waders included Oystercatcher and Curlew and a few smaller species that I couldn't identify with only having my binoculars with me. Both Shag and Cormorant were also feeding and roosting around the harbour entrance.
ABOVE 1st WINTER HERRING GULL BELOW 1st WINTER GREATER BLACK BACKED GULLOn the way from my hotel on the second morning I spotted Fulmar around the cliffs of Bamburgh Castle. After chatting with Phil the Harbour Master I'm hoping we can get back up for a few days during the breeding season and have a trip out to the Farne Islands.