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!