Friday, 5 September 2014

Spotted ...

After hours of walking I was finally rewarded with some excellent birds. All of which were camera shy. (Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Whinchat, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Linnet and Goldfinch.)

Then finally a Spotted Flycatcher which immediately flew into deep cover.

Reports of interesting birds still turning up along the coast had me heading for Newbiggin. After an hour of disappointment I headed for the coastline. Bingo .. A Spotted Flycatcher, newly arrived, and looking totally out of place around a rock pool. It did however let me get a few snaps.

The two Wheatears arrived and another flycatcher before it all went quiet again.


European Garden Spider
Araneus diadematus
also called Cross (Orbweaver) or Diadem Spider
Easily recognised by the white cross on the abdomen.

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