Swan swoops to take glory in Gazette reader pictures competition

A swan flies low over Alnmouth beach, pictured by Catherine Mason. 134 Facebook likes
A swan flies low over Alnmouth beach, pictured by Catherine Mason. 134 Facebook likes

A swan in flight is a magnificent sight.

And Catherine Mason’s photo of a low-flying swan at Alnmouth beach was the most popular reader picture last week with 134 likes.

An unusual view of Warkworth Castle on a sunny November day by Catherine Mason. 123 Facebook likes

An unusual view of Warkworth Castle on a sunny November day by Catherine Mason. 123 Facebook 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.

In second place was another from Catherine – Warkworth Castle from an unusual angle – which had 123 likes; third was an amazing sunset at Shilbottle by Dave Barras (117 likes); while Derek Taylor’s stormy sea at Amble was fourth (94 likes).

Ken Carter’s view through the Newton-by-the-Sea dunes was fifth, with 90 likes.

Post your pictures at facebook.com/nlandgazette and remember to like your favourites.

Sunset at Shilbottle by Dave Barras. 117 Facebook likes

Sunset at Shilbottle by Dave Barras. 117 Facebook likes

Derek Taylor took this dramatic picture of high tide at Amble last week. 94 Facebook likes

Derek Taylor took this dramatic picture of high tide at Amble last week. 94 Facebook likes

A tantalising glimpse of sea at Newton by Ken Carter. 90 Facebook likes

A tantalising glimpse of sea at Newton by Ken Carter. 90 Facebook likes