Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A late afternoon stroll by the Aln from Alnmouth to Lesbury, very atmospheric in the snow flurries.

A large group of Wigeon were whistling  in the waterlogged grass alongside Curlew.

At least 20 Mallard were on the river along with 2 female Eider plus a male and female Goosander  in the company of a male and female Red-breasted Merganser.

Finally, by the Iron Bridge, in fading light, a singleton Fieldfare was feeding in a garden's apple tree,  still bedecked with fruit.


  1. Excellent first post Mick, thanks. Keep an eye on those apples, they might get a waxwing too.

  2. Welcome, Mick, both to AWG and to our Blog. Interesting that you saw pairs of both Merganser and Goosander together.