Yesterday, Anna and myself were in the North Pennines surveying an area of moorland close to Blanchland. As is the norm at this time of year, there was not a lot to see on the moorland with the exception of good numbers of red grouse and a small number of wrens. On the in-bye ground there was a flock of 80+ lapwing and a smaller number of golden plover. There was also a steady passage of immature herring gulls moving in a south west direction towards Lancashire.
The highlight of the visit was a bat flying around a neighbouring property at about 11:30 am in the morning. It was probably one of the pipistrelle species.