|Posted on 22 January, 2016 at 16:10|
Last Tuesday we visited Harkness Rocks near Bamburgh with our bird watching group. It was a beautiful bright, still day. There was some good sea-watching: Long-tailed Ducks, Divers, Scoters - and a lovely walk. On our way back home Julia and I dropped in at Killingworth Lakes - somewhere we had not been before even though it is right on our doorstep.
We notched up two "firsts" - a Redhead Smew and a Scaup. But then discovered that it is not a 'true' Scaup - it is a hybrid (probabaly Tufted Duck x Scaup). I think the names tell you which is which in the photos below...