Sunday, 17 February 2013
Ducks on the Coquet
A steady walk from Lesbury to Warkworth ,with my wife, along the beach in spring type sunshine, was to experience the magic of the Northumberland coast.
Warkworth itself bustled with families enjoying the riverside walk.
Most public interest was concentrated on feeding the Mute swans and a collection of some rather dodgy ducks with lunch leftovers.
Meanwhile, unnoticed and unrecognised a little way from the hub hub was a pair of Red breasted Mergansers quietly diving to feed with a natural athleticism and synchronicity.
I was able to share my own enjoyment of their prowess with a couple of interested parents and their children who queued up with wide eyed enthusiasm to look at the RBMs through my scope. Birders of the future? Let's hope so!