One of four species of butterfly seen today at Newbiggin. Sadly the Wall Brown was camera shy.
Ah, now you get it?
This little beauty jumped out in front of AP and myself on the ash lagoon banks. Sunshine and a good crop of Blackberries meant it wasn't as elusive as they can be.
The morning had gone well with gulls, terns, divers, pipits, wheatears and waders at the beacons but this added that extra boost to the birding day!
Think I managed to get all the diagnostic features in these few snaps.
Still on rarity mode, my first instinct on seeing this late Whinchat was to check that I wasn't letting a Siberian Stonechat slip through my fingers (not literally). Head and tail pattern confirmed it was a Whinchat. Nice to see.
10 Whooper Swans flew south past East Chevington and Swallows were still hoovering up the flies over the seaweed on the beach. (Even 10 House Martins went through yesterday.
A Grand Day Out!