Friday, 21 June 2013

Who is wagging the tail?

Yesterday morning was spent in a small field in Netherwitton trying to find bugs and beasties for year 1 & 2 children.  The morning was a great success and the highlight was a resplendent cockchafer (May bug) - the first I have seen in Northumberland. 

During the morning there was a small selction of birds.  These include a grey heron, great spotted woodpecker, blackcap and good numbers of tree sparrow.  A number of pied wagtails graced the roof of the neighbouring buildings and a grey wagtail flew up the Ewesley Burn.  A further highlight was at least 2 yellow wagtails - this is in an area where they are not supposed to occur.  It is amazing what you can find in a confined space!

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