Amazing how many different plants can be found in flower at this time of year.
Surfing on the River Tyne
The Groyne (South Shields)
Today I did my first proper birding of the year. I decided to close my Twitter account this week (apologies to my few followers). It does make it a bit more difficult to pass on my sightings but I will continue to inform RBA of any scarce/rare birds I see. Also the general bird sightings will appear on my blog.
So today; a quick, unsuccessful visit to Newbiggin for a Black Redstart. A check of Widdrington Moor to see if the Smew was still present. It was. Then my usual patch (East Chevington) visit. Highlights: Pintail (drake), Long-tailed Duck (flew North), Jack Snipe and Kingfisher. All the usual commoner birds on show. Finally a visit to Warkworth to see the four Shorelarks on the saltmarsh.
A decent enough day (-;