Spent a couple of days on the Northumbrian coast mainly around Stag Rocks in the Bamburgh area. Pretty lively with more Snow Buntings, Twite and Purple Sandpipers than I’ve ever seen at one time before. Large numbers of Common Scoter and Eider with just two Velvet Scoters. The sea ducks were quite a long way off shore due to the high winds and breaking surf but the waders were closer in. Good location where you can actually sea watch from the car!

Just a few shots:

Purple Sandpipers
Purple Sandpipers
Juvenile Shag
Juvenile Shag
Purple Sandpipers
Purple Sandpipers
Twite - part of the flock of c140 plus one Goldfinch
Twite – part of the flock of c140 plus one Goldfinch
Pink foots
Pink foots
Velvet Scoter - 200 metres
Velvet Scoter – 200 metres
Rock Pipit
Rock Pipit
Juvenile Gannet - Long distance
Juvenile Gannet – Long distance
Common Scoter - Long distance
Common Scoter – Long distance
Eiders
Eiders
Curlew struggling to swallow a small Dab
Curlew struggling to swallow a small Dab
Common Scoter and an Eider - long distance
Common Scoter and an Eider – long distance
Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
Oystercatcher
Turnstone and Purple Sandpiper
Turnstone and Purple Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Redshanks
Redshanks
Redshank and Purple Sandpiper
Redshank and Purple Sandpiper
Purple Sandpipers
Purple Sandpipers
Oystercatcher, Turnstones and Purple Sandpipers
Oystercatcher, Turnstones and Purple Sandpipers
Black headed Gull
Black headed Gull
Redshank and Purple Sandpiper
Redshank and Purple Sandpiper
Oystercatcher, Turnstones and Purple Sandpipers
Oystercatcher, Turnstones and Purple Sandpipers
Turnstone and Purple Sandpiper
Turnstone and Purple Sandpiper
Snow Buntings, record image
Snow Buntings, record image
Turnstone
Turnstone
Common Gull
Common Gull
Common Gull
Common Gull

David