Monday, 10 June 2013
A walk along the River Aln
An afternoon stroll along the River Aln, from Lesbury towards Alnwick, threw up a couple of pleasant surprises.
I had assumed, having not seen any for a couple of weeks, that the Sawbills had all decamped further north to breed.
But to my surprise, I soon found myself in the company of a female Goosander shepherding 3 young up river.
A little further on, 2 Common Sandpipers, each one
on its own stone, seemed to be in a fairly serious vocal relationship with each other.
I look forward to monitoring any further progress in that direction!