Blyth South Beach

Blyth harbour is 7 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne and is still an active port. The East Pier light see below was built in 1884 to assist shipping entering a busy port. A Black-headed gull feeding in the shallow water.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Although it was early January yacht racing had started.  The royal Northumberland yacht club is based in the marina at Blyth.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wind turbines are a feature offshore but have reached the end of their working lives and scheduled for removal.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Birdlife seemed scarce on the beach since the tide was rolling in. It was surprising to see a Razorbill near the shore. Healthy birds are seldom seen close to land outside of the breeding season. This one was diving frequently for food.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I found this fossil on the beach, It looks like some fish or sea creature.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

By Seaton sluice harbour a Turnstone was looking for food under the seaweed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Small nettle (Urtica urens) growing in a sheltered spot in the harbour,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

alongside Annual mercury (Mercurialis annua) a member of the Spurge family, and appears to be flowering.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It proved to be an invigorating beach walk by the breaking surf.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Reference:

Northumberland shore SSSI

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s