Monday, 24 November 2014

Weekly Update: Short But Sweet

The last few weeks has seen my business take up huge amounts of my time. Unfortunately this has meant I have not managed to visit Big Waters as much as I would like, but last week I managed to get a few hours to visit and see what had changed in the time I was away.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Weekly Update: Arrivals and Battles

The unseasonably warm weather continues with temperatures reaching record levels for the end of October.

Although workload has meant I have not spent as much time at Big Waters as I would like there were a few nice sightings and a few winter visitors arriving and even a little unusual behavior from the residents.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Weekly update: Rainbows and Wrens

This week has been interesting, both weather wise and with sightings at Big Waters. The usual suspects were in the feeding area and on the lake but a few less common visitors also made appearances.

After a weekend in Bamburgh which yielded great photographs of treecreepers and great spotted woodpeckers my hopes of more photographs at Big Waters were high.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Rare Winter Visitor

Grey Phalarope
A quiet week for new migrant visitors to the Country Park was broken yesterday by the arrival of a Grey Phalarope.

The Phalarope is the first one seen at Big Waters for well over 10 years and created quite a stir when it arrived yesterday morning. The flighty little bird was seen on various parts of the lake during the day and within an hour of the first sighting twitchers were arriving to see it from all over.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Welcome to wild Big Waters

This blog is a record of the beautiful wildlife and nature in and around the Big Waters Country Park in Newcastle upon Tyne.

I have visited the park for many years, to take walks and to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere it offers. Only in August 2014 did I truly discover the diverse wildlife and nature it has to offer.