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  1. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Friday, 2nd December Got myself some new bins :loveme: The thought of waiting two/three weeks before I could afford a pair was just Not On ;) So last night ordered some via Amazon at around 6pm and they were delivered to our shop today at 11.45am :clap: NOW.......off out to play ;)
  2. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Wednesday, 30th November Alnwick I have been grounded!!!!! :-C Had my car broken into last week and the thieving pieces of guano nicked my binoculars!!!!! Nothing else of value in the car apart from a few copies of music cd's :smoke: And coinciding with Neil being made redundant by the...
  3. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Sunday, 20th November Dunston Hill 140: Barnacle Goose 141: Taiga Bean Goose*Lifer No: 213* :loveme: Just dipped on the two Ross' Geese :-C They were at Low Newton Pool when I parked up in the village but as I walked to the hide a huge flock of geese flew up and headed off towards...
  4. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Friday, 18th November Holy Island 138: Eastern Black Redstart *Lifer No: 212*:loveme: 139: Short-eared Owl ~ hunting in the dunes :t: Two ticks in three days.....I'm turning into a twitcher :-O Went to find those Ross' Geese and Bean Goose near Craster but Neil took a wrong...
  5. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Tuesday, 15th November Hauxley Nature Reserve Knee has been sorted......most likely a bit of split cartilage leading to fluid build-up. Pah! Nowt wrong with me :-O So went birding after seeing doctor! ;) 136: Greater Yellowlegs *Lifer No 211* :loveme: 137: White-fronted Goose
  6. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Birding is being restricted due to my having a cripplingly sore knee - I can barely walk!!! :-C Very frustrating!!!!!! :storm: So.....stuck with what I can see from the windows :smoke: Today I had a gorgeous male sparrowhawk perched in the top branches of the neighbour's sycamore :t...
  7. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Monday 7th November Updating Year List and found a few VERY embarrassing gaps :eek!: Barn Owl....Goldcrest....Grey Wagtail....Kingfisher....Kittiwake....Little Owl....Merlin....Pochard....Raven....Razorbill...Red Kite....Redwing....Short-eared Owl....Smew....Snow Bunting....Water...
  8. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Friday 28th October River Wansbeck @ Sandy Bay 135: Little Egret ~ one seen on river bank as we drove overhead on the Spine Road! :t: Totally unexpected o:)
  9. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Friday, 7th October Chiffchaff singing @ 9.30am from gardens behind flat in Alnwick. 9 Whooper Swans on River Coquet at Amble Marina. Terrible photo below....basic digital camera zoomed in |:$|
  10. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Tuesday, 4th October Jay flying across A1 near turn-off for Eshott & Helm. Single swallow flying S @ Morpeth.
  11. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Sunday, 11th September Low Newton 134: Little Stint ~ 2 jueniles on beach with various other waders.
  12. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Thursday, 25th August Cresswell Pond 131: Whinchat 132: Greenshank 133: Bittern o:)
  13. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Thursday, 18th August Druridge Pools 129: Common Sandpiper Cresswell Pond 130: Ruff
  14. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Friday, 1st July Stag Rocks 127: Puffin 128: Guillemot
  15. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Sunday, 26th June Moors above Alnwick 126: Red Grouse
  16. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Wednesday, 25th May Beacon Hill 125: Stock Dove
  17. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Time to update after far too many weeks stuck working and hardly having time to get outdoors...:-C Tuesday, 24th May Cresswell Pond 124: Black-tailed Godwit
  18. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Monday, 16th May Stag Rocks, Bamburgh 123: Lesser Black-backed Gull
  19. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Tuesday, 10th May East Chevington 121: White-winged Black Tern 122: House Martin ~ at last!!!!! A good 35 days later than last year!!! :eek!:
  20. Gill Osborne

    Gill Osborne's 2011 List

    Monday, 2nd May Druridge Pools 116: Spoonbill 117: Garganey Cresswell Pond 118: Common Tern 119: Sedge Warbler 120: Whitethroat
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