Visited Durham Cathedral over the week end
hoping to take some pictures of the place from the top of one of the towers.
Alas even the best laid plans, ETC.
The weather was not kind, a freezing cold biting wind and snow meant that we were confined to mostly indoor activities.
However, we did enjoy a walk along the river in-between the snow showers.
While walking along the riverbank I saw a flock of
House Martins flying through the snow.
I remember thinking to myself at the time, that
House Martins and snow just do not go together.
I could not have been more certain that they were indeed House Martins, no Swifts or Swallows yet
But surely they must be on their way.
I was less certain about the identity of a diving bird, that I followed up the river for a while taking pictures of this mystery bird as I walked.
I am familiar with most birds that we have here in England, but this bird has me beat.
At first I thought it to be a Cormorant,
But then noticed that it had a slate blue plumage.
All I can think of is that it must be some kind of
If anyone can identify this bird please let me know as it is driving me up the wall not knowing.
Have a great weekend everybody, and remember, "if it ain’t broke don’t mend it."
Just thought to show you a pic of a little cheeky Chaffinch,
taken today in the park.