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Northern Experience · 2d ago

Lazy days; Otter Safari 25/05/17

I’m meticulous about checking the car before a day out with NEWT’s clients.  Oil, air, water, screen wash, tyre pressures.. All checked and adjusted as necessary, at least one hour before I ...
Northern Experience · 2d ago

A swift return; Druridge Bay birdwatching mini-safari 23/05/17

I arrived at Newbiggin to collect Brendan for a mini-Safari around Druridge Bay, in weather that was little short of glorious… Brendan lives just a few miles from the village where Sarah’s p...
Northern Experience · 6d ago

Larking about; Druridge Bay bespoke birdwatching 22/05/17

Yesterday was Pete and Jan’s 10th trip with us, and we were heading for NEWT’s local patch… Travelling south from Embleton we stopped off to enjoy cliffs covered in Fulmar and Kittiwake befo...
Northern Experience · 1W ago

Chorus of the valleys; Bespoke Cheviot Valleys Safari 12/05/17

I collected John and Kate from Church Point at 06:00 and we headed westwards towards the Cheviot massif… Stepping out of the car in a cold breeze, the density of bird song was like a wall of...
Northern Experience · 2W ago

May magic; Otter Safari 09/05/17

After a week away from home, leading a wildlife photography holiday for another company, I was looking forward to getting back to all things NEWT and as I collected Mike and Barbara from Low...
Northern Experience · 1M ago

Breezy Black Grouse; North Pennines Bespoke Birdwatching 25/04/17

Tuesday was my third consecutive 03:30 alarm call and, bleary eyed, I cleared the snow off the car ahead of a trip to the North Pennines with one specific aim – to watch Black Grouse lekking...
Northern Experience · 1M ago

Springtime in the hills :-) North Pennines Bespoke Birdwatching 24/04/17

This morning was another early start, and I crawled out of bed at 03:30 as the alarm disrupted my sleep… I collected Daniel and Nigel from Ponteland and we headed towards the North Pennines....
Northern Experience · 1M ago

Serenade; North Pennines Bespoke Photography 23/04/17

Yesterday was an early start for David, who was the runner up in the junior category of last year’s North East Wildlife Photography competition, and his parents Helen and John.  We’ve sponso...
Northern Experience · 1M ago

Slimming; Otter Safari 21/04/17

The first drops of rain speckled the windscreen of the car as I arrived at Church Point to collect Luke and Louise for their third day out with NEWT this week – an afternoon and evening arou...
Northern Experience · 1M ago

A raptor day :-) Kielder Safari 20/04/17

I collected Luke and Louise from alnwick, then Alison and Neil from Kingston Park and we headed west at the start of a day searching for raptors around Kielder and the Scottish Borders… We s...