Northumberland

Just back from a week's holiday in Northumberland in a lovely cottage just ten feet from the beach.

I was particularly delighted to see eider swimming in the bay. Their local name, Cuddy ducks, is in honour of Saint Cuthbert of Northumberland, who is reputed to have had a soft spot for them. We visited Cuthbert's grave in Durham Cathedral during our break.

Male Eider
Male Eider

We also spotted some whooper swans.

Whooper swans
Whooper swans

… but my best shots of the holiday were undoubtedly of sanderlings:

Sanderlings
Sanderlings

You can see all of my holiday snaps here.

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