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Boldon Flats

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Finch, Boldon Flats, South Shields

Little finch

Boldon Flats is a wetland situated between South Shields and Cleadon Village, a large area which is regularly saturated forming huge pools making an ideal habitat for birds and other wildlife. Now I am no expert on flora, fauna, or ornithology, so don’t expect me to know what this little fellow is, I ought to have asked one of the many ornithologists and “twitchers” who congregate here to spot the birds. Trouble is, by time I had handed over the camera the bird would have flown.

I think he’s a finch.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 450 mm lens, 1/350 second, f5.6, iso 200


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Written by curly

February 24, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Birds, Colour, South Shields

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  1. Almost certainly a yellowhammer according to my twitcher friend.

    alf stone

    March 3, 2009 at 5:50 pm

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