For those who attended this weekends walk on the Tyne led by NHSN member, Daniel Turner, a summary of the trip can be found below.
It was chilly and somewhat icy underfoot, but we had a pleasant tour taking care to avoid too many slips. The temperature ranged between plus and minus 3 C, but overall it remained dry and the air was clear. The low tide had just started its rise as we began in a very light south-westerly airflow.
On our walk along the promenade some of the waders showed well:
Returning to the fish quay we were able to watch the full eider flock more closely and gain further views of the gulls. Cormorants were in view and a grey seal bobbed up and down in the river. Some turnstones sought food on the rooftops and quayside and a passing pied wagtail said goodbye as we left. Some of the fish quay heritage and life was discussed as our tour progressed.
By Daniel Turner, seabird scientist