Famed eider wins reader vote

Synonymous with Northumberland, the eider or Cuddy’s duck was the subject of your favourite reader picture of the week.

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 1:00 pm
FIRST: Rach Douglas spotted this eider duck in Seahouses harbour. Known locally as Cuddy's duck, the eider is the UK's heaviest duck. 128 Facebook likes

Rach Douglas’ lovely photo taken at Seahouses harbour was top of the polls, with 128 likes.

Every day at facebook.com/nlandgazette, we share your images of the county under the title, View of Northumberland. Then each week in the Gazette, we feature the four which received the most likes.

SECOND: A snow-capped Cheviot, taken from Duddo by Darren Chapman. 126 Facebook likes

Pipped into second was a shot of the snow-capped Cheviot, by Darren Chapman (126 likes); Tony Robson’s ewes in College Valley was third (97 likes); and Lyn Douglas’ Howick Bathing House photo was fourth (85 likes).

THIRD: Tony Robson spotted these black-faced ewes waiting for the shepherd with the cake and hay. They come down from the hills into the College Valley for a feed every morning. 97 Facebook likes
FOURTH: A stormy evening at the Bathing House at Howick by Lyn Douglas. 85 Facebook likes