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Northern Experience · 1W ago

“Keith Chegwin did what?”; Otter Safari 07/02/17

Watching wildlife tends to involve also having to spend some time waiting for it to appear, and conversations are occasionally slightly surreal… I collected Jo and Crawford from Eshott ahead...
Northern Experience · 1W ago

Setting sun; Bespoke Wildlife Safari 05/02/17

Sunday was a second day out for Edward and Isabel, although this time a bespoke trip.  I collected them from Greycroft and we headed south.  Brambling was the first target on our list for th...
Northern Experience · 1W ago

Patience; Otter Safari 04/02/17

I collected Roger and Jackie from The Swan and then Edward and Isabel from Church Point and we headed off in search of Otters around Druridge Bay and southeast Northumberland.  After watchin...
Northern Experience · 2W ago

Planning; Bespoke Otter Safari 03/02/17

In glorious sunshine I arrived in Longframlington to collect Lisa and Lucy ahead of a day searching for Otters, Red Squirrels and Kingfishers around Druridge Bay and the Northumberland coast...
Northern Experience · 2W ago

The icy grip of a cold breeze; Druridge Bay mini-Safari 26/01/17

Thursday was a mini-Safari exploring Druridge Bay and southeast Northumberland and the weather forecast had me donning layer after layer… I collected Chris and Carol from Church Point and we...
Northern Experience · 3W ago

Swirling; Otter mini-Safari 15/01/17

Our first trip of 2017 was an Otter mini-Safari and I collected Fiona and Phil from Church Point in what didn’t really feel like January weather.  Our other participants for the afternoon ha...
Northern Experience · 1M ago

Dusk; Bespoke Otter mini-Safari 27/12/16

Our final trip of the year was a bespoke Otter mini-Safari around Druridge Bay and southeast Northumberland for Diane and Yvonne, who had booked following a recommendation from Claire 🙂 We m...
Northern Experience · 2M ago

“…and a Common Seal in a dead tree”; Otter Safari 02/12/16

From the Fascinating ‘Life on Earth’ back in the 1970’s, through to the jaw-dropping ‘Planet Earth II‘ that’s currently showing on the BBC (2 episodes to go, ‘Grasslands’ this evening and ‘C...
Northern Experience · 3M ago

Strategy; Bespoke Otter mini-Safari 13/11/16

Sunday was Claire and Sophie’s 2nd trip with NEWT, following a wildlife safari on the coast in 2014.  As we left Newbiggin the first scattered drops of rain hit the windscreen… Arriving at o...
Northern Experience · 3M ago

Wax(w)ing lyrical about wildlife; Otter Safari 09/11/16

There are a few species that really epitomise winter wildlife-watching, and they include my favourite bird, one of my favourite mammals, and another bird that never fails to excite… I collec...