Friday, 29 May 2015

What a Prat

Lots of these flies. Noon Flies Mesembrina meridiana

Often found on logs and gate posts warming up in the sunshine.


A short visit to North Northumberland but left before any Churring activity. Was planning a later visit after planning my route, but it will have to wait a couple of weeks. My early evening visit did produce Cuckoo, Whitethroat and lots of Hares.

1st Summer Little Gull
Adult BH Gull

Thanks to a phone call from DD, I arrived at Bothal Pond to get some great views of this Black-winged Pratincole.

Unable to get flight shots I settled for distant, heavily cropped ground shots.

This was no doubt the bird seen in Cleveland, of which news emerged too late for locals to see.

This will be seen as a positive for the WhatsApp group but only because DD put the news out immediately. Why others choose not to do that, is difficult to understand.

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