Monday, 28 March 2016

Fish Refuges in Leazes Park



A couple of members of the angling club in Leazes Park were planting some more reeds in the lake when I was in the park last week and talked to me about the new fish refuges which have been constructed in the lake. Not for birds to nest on, but for the fish to go into and under.

Graffiti off Westgate Hill

Last week I spotted some interesting graffiti on a door in one of the lanes off Westgate Hill.



Saturday, 5 March 2016

Leazes Park Lake with The Royal Victoria Infirmary in the background



Leazes Park Lake with The Royal Victoria Infirmary in the background. Ice usually forms on the lake during a cold spell, and these are some kind of gull standing around on it.

Ice on Leazes Park Lake








Here is where the Lort Burn drains out of Leazes Park Lake, the flowing water running out under the ice, during a recent cold snap.



Looking across the lake towards the island, with birds standing on the ice.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Leazes Park Geese



A lovely morning at Leazes Park lake today, very nice for the birds to be able to swim and forage without having to contend with all the stormy weather. At the moment we have the resident Canada Geese (pictured)lots of tufted ducks,little gulls, and the moorhens, mallards and coots.

What to do in severe wind
Source: metoffice.gov.uk



Street Planters, Seats and Trees at the Old Brewery Site







On the old Newcastle Brewery site on Newcastle's Bath Lane there are some new planters, some concrete, some incorporating seats, also some new trees, and an interesting futuristic building. Near the Science City site.



You can see the People's Kitchen building, where the People's Kitchen charity still operates from. This is the only original building on this part of Bath Lane.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Snapper | The Crack Magazine

Snapper | The Crack Magazine

I enjoy reading Snapper's opinions in the crack magazine, this one sums up for me the state of UK politics