Monday, 25 January 2016

A Frosty Morning Wildlife Watching


The morning after I finished my last shift at work before going away on my London trip I spotted something on my way home from the bridge. Excitedly I ran home, grabbed my camera and headed straight back out in the hopes it was still there. As you can see from the photo above - he was!!
I spent a good hour or so that morning taking lots of photos and so, in another of my photo-only posts, today I'm gonna share a few of them with you.


In order of appearance in photos these are the species I had the joy of photographing - Common Seal, Young Herring Gull, Grey Heron in flight, Mute Swan with Little Gulls, Redshank, Rock Doves taking off together with a Great Black-Backed Gull on the right hand side, Redshank (again), Common Seal (again), Great Black-Backed Gull taking off, then in flight, Great Black-Backed Gull in either first or second winter plumage, Jackdaw, Juvenile Mute Swan (late born), Rock Doves, Robin and finally a female Blackbird! 



Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this post and which of the birds I spotted is your favorite!


26 comments:

  1. Lovely pics :) Was the seal taken in Newcastle!? Your lucky that you get to see the sunrise after all these late shifts and all the nature undistrubed

    Ami x
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    1. Thank you!! No these are all taken just along the road from my house - it's Berwick Upon Tweed :)
      Oh I am SO lucky! I see it all in the dark when I walk to work at 6am then it's all super different when I come out of work at 8am! Amazing.

      xo

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  2. Great pictures! I like the robin and the swan best :)

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  3. Ahhh, these are beautiful Danielle - the shots of the seals are gorgeous and those sunset ones just take my breath away. I know I always say this, but your photography IS stunning. - Tasha

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    1. Thank you Tasha <3 I took literally over a hundred photos of the seal alone haha. I was with him for an hour, just didn't want to leave!
      You are far too lovely as always.

      xo

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  4. Love your photos.What a cheeky chappy that seal is.Your so lucky to live near such an abundance of wildlife.Love the flying gull and the swan.Well actually i love them all.x

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    1. Thanks so much. Oh yes - he was full of character and was really playing up to me, posing with his tail and snorting! I didn't want to go home haha.

      xo

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  5. Once again you've taken amazing photos and I'm very jealous. When I was living in Swansea, for about 3 months every other day I'd cycle to the Mumbles in the Gower and do the cliff walk in the hopes of seeing seals. It seemed every one else in Swansea had seen them.
    I'm still yet to see a seal in the UK but I haven't given up hope yet.


    Helen
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    1. Aw Helen that's so kind of you, thank you.
      Aw you didn't get to see them?! It's surprising to hear how many people haven't. I think we must take it for granted how common they are here. There is a huge breeding ground just a few miles down the road.

      xo

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  6. Oh wow! These are just breathtaking! I am a total sucker for wildlife photography and yours pics are just beautiful! Also I'm not ashamed to admit I kinda fell in love with the wee mute swan <3 xxx

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    1. Ah thank you!! I dunno about breathtaking though haha.
      The swans here are very sweet <3

      xo

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  7. Amazing pictures, the seal is just wonderful. I would love to see seals a few minutes from my house. :)

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    1. Thank you :) He was a seal full of personality for sure!

      xo

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  8. These pictures are so beautiful! That seal is so cute! The robin picture with is probably the most stunning!
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    1. Thanks so much :D The robin is lush isn't he? Just a young one I think, and so fluffy!

      xo

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  9. I love this post - you know how much I love your nature photography! I think my favourite photographs have to be the seals - they're such beautiful animals and I don't think I've ever seen any in the wild before, so it's lovely to see.

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    1. Thank you Charlene that means a lot!
      He was fab. I wish I could have stayed longer with him. You MUST visit Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders or Seahouses is even better (just a few miles South of Berwick). Seahouses has a colony that breed there every year and there are thousands!! You can go on boat trips and see them all :)

      xo

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  10. I have already expressed my jealousy over your seal photos... I shall say no more.

    Beautiful photos as always!

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    1. <3

      We WILL go to Seahouses and go on a boat trip when you visit.

      xo

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  11. Oh wow! You're so lucky to live where you live! What great sights, and what great pictures! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. I know eh?! I thank my lucky stars everyday. Thanks so much :)

      xo

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  12. Lovely pictures! And lovely wildlife! You are so lucky to have all those on your doorstep! I have more foresty type animals lol. I'd love to see a seal in the wild! I think my favourite picture is the one of the young swan... Adorable!! X

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to have more badgers/deer/foxes etc. They do appear on the farm land occasionally but not to photograph.

      xo

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  13. Swans are always my favourite but I love the photo of the bird sitting on the statue too :) xox

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    1. Swans are fab aren't they? Ours had a great breeding season last year. Thank you!

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