While on a trip with a local birding club to some area wetlands I saw an American Avocet (top) and seven White-faced Ibis (bottom). It was below freezing and had snowed just before we saw them which is very unusual!
Hi everyone, my name's Cain Scrimgeour and the latest addition to the Young Birder Blog. I'm 18 years old, and from Whitley Bay. I've been birding properly for 6 years now, although I always had a passion for the outdoors, wildlife with birds being my main interest. I've been lucky to have been blessed with the outdoor, nature loving, wild gene which a hand full of us share in these modern times.
I've just started a BA(hons) Wildlife and Media degree at the University of Cumbria's Newton Rigg Campus in Penrith, so the normal patch area of Holywell Pond in SE Northumberland has been left for the mean time, although I do stop in now and again, but it has been replaced well, with nothing yet, I'm yet to find a site in Cumbria with which I'm happy to call my patch, although my Birding and other adventures will continue.
I'm at the beginning of an adventure and will be pleased to share it through this blog.
and we will get you joined up to the blog! Young birders are a rarity nowadays, so you should feel honoured if you have joined that you are part of one of the only communities of young birders in the world!