What a beautiful weekend. Northumberland looked at it very best with the autumn colour. A number of people have said to me that the autumn colours appear to be later than usual. I would be interested in anyones views.
A trip to Cocklaburn, south of Berwick-upon-Tweed produced 12 red throated and 1 black throated divers, 7 common scoter, small numbers of guillemot and razorbill as well as a small selection of waders; knot, oystercatcher, turnstone, curlew and redshank. There was also a small amount visiable migration (viz mig) which included lapwing (120 south), skylark (12) and meadow pipit (4).
A report of little owl in a Glanton village garden was an excellent find on Sunday. Tree and house sparrows were much in evidence on Sunday afternoon on my allotment.