and back to a very cold day today.
A quiet day on the Durham coast so when I got a message about a crane at Boldon Flats I was close by. Ten minutes later I was enjoying this bird.
Parasite of Noctuid larvae. (Thanks to Jaswinder Bopari for the ID) I would imagine this is a rare record for Durham.
This took an interest in the Crane at Boldon. It approached within a few metres but the Crane stood its ground.
Today it was very cold, wet and windy. Still waiting for that magic spring migration day. Fingers crossed.