|Sun setting up on the moors...|
|Looking west from 'The Loop'|
|Black grouse, grey hen|
As I made my way back to the house I heard a brambling overhead which would be another nice record for the day.
|Red Grouse cock bird having a poo on the wing!|
|The New Water looking down stream|
My first record was fox, stoat and rabbit tracks half way up the valley adding interest to the monochromatic ground level. I dropped down to a gill to check a number of crags for roosting activity and saw two tawny owls side by side high up on a crag. I also flushed 4 woodcock when working my way up it.
At dusk I continued to the east up the valley and saw a short-eared owl taking off from the heather and flying away from me. Small numbers of red grouse were also seen making their way to roost.
|The Newbiggin Bend - A frozen waterfall and 5 feet icicles...|
Thanks for looking, I really appreciate it :)