Saturday, 14 March 2015

Got the Runs

Spring nears and within days the first Chiffchaffs and Sand Martins should hit the patch. Meanwhile, a bit of a run over the past couple of days, with Pintail (a stunning drake) and two Shelduck at Arcot on Thursday (and still there today), and at Wessie this morning, the year's first Redshank. Nice! This afternoon, nowt at Northumberlandia (the fun starts nearer dusk) but three flocks of LBJs over and so a wee trek located a flock of some 40 Linnet in the wood to the west of the Azure Garden Centre.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015


Popped in to Morpeth last Tuesday en route north with a work commitment; the appeal of an easy Waxwing was too good to pass over: Today, as yesterday, Wessie H was dead. Unless you like gulls and Teal. Oh, and foxes. And so to Arcot, which yielded the year's first Little Grebes yesterday, and today, another patch first for 2015, this waxxer: