Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Friday, 1 July 2016

RSPB Geltsdale - Cumbria

On my way to the Farne Islands I decided to break up my journey with several stops on the way. I like to make the most of where I am and like to see new places, and quite often ones I've heard of quite regularly in the past.
My first stop off was in Cumbria, at RSPB Geltsdale. I set off on the circular 4.5km at 7am. The clouds were gathering and it was cold. This is the Summer right? I had three layers on and my fleecy hat.
Anyway, there was plenty of life. A brown hare met me on one path, and lots of Swallows were zipping around. Lots of birds were busy feeding young, and there seemed to be Meadow Pipits everywhere.

Meadow Pipit with lots of juicy treats for the babies.

There were lots of Reed Buntings singing this morning. Some were up on power lines and others on fence posts, wire fences and of course, reeds. This one was watching me as I walked past, so I stopped to say hello. He carried on singing regardless.

I was hoping to find a Whinchat on my way round, but had no luck. I did however come across this very good looking male Stonechat.


  1. Great photo of the stonechat. Enjoy the Farne Islands and I look forward to more of your fabulous photos.

  2. Hello, these are all lovely birds. Sounds like the weather is still chilly there. The Reed Bunting and Stonechat are both beautiful. Awesome photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  3. Gorgoues captures. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  4. Absolutely beautiful Adam....I think my favorite today is the Reed Bunting.

    Thank you so much for adding your post link! We birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' always appreciate you participating!!

  5. Nice pictures - looks like you are off to some of my old 'stamping sounds' - always did like a wander around Geltsdale - and the Farnes are unbeatable!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  6. Hy Adam!
    Very nice photo's birds.

  7. We have a joke in our house that any small bird we cannot identify (which means quite a few) is a meadow pipit ... now we know what it actually looks like! #AnimalTales


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