Tuesday, 30 July 2019



Think these are all Common Darters. Would welcome any comments. Only first one has pale pterostigmata with broad black surround but lacks blue on lower eye.

Green Sandpiper



Truly amazing.

Over 2000 Painted Lady butterflies moving through my patch this morning. What an amazing spectacle and has to be my nature highlight of the year! I was at Woodhorn around lunchtime and they were still moving west through the fields.

Four-spotted Chaser?

White-winged Black Tern

Very grateful to the finder of this bird. Can't be on the patch all the time so really pleased to catch up with this bird. If you want to see some proper photos go to the RBA gallery. Frank Golding (an excellent photographer) has posted some magnificent shots. Can't believe he also got Black Tern side by side with White-winged Black Tern. Well done Frank!

1st July 2017 saw a nice adult at the burnmouth East Chev.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Good Stuff

Second arrival of Painted Ladies. This group were in better condition than the first lot. 200+ from bunrmouth to DBCP.

RSPB birdbath loved by Woody but he doesn't want to share.

Another Woody


No Snipe!

Friday, 26 July 2019

Busy Times


Oh yes ... also watching TDF, Listening to Cricket, Reading GT autobiography and updating Blog

In Clover

Leaning out of car window!

Computer Correction

Mediterranean Gull

Speckled Wood

Nearly walked past this. Thought it was a dead leaf until I looked closer. Bonny moth and quite common but the first I've seen.

Common Footman
(Eilema  lurideola)

Thursday, 25 July 2019


Knot, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Egret, Ruddy Shelduck, 'Fogbow', Yellow Wagtail, Black Tern.