There have been a few interesting wildlife sightings from the last few days.
On Wednesday (7th Jan), a wetland in the Wansbeck catchment produced 20 Snipe and a lone Meadow pipit.
On the same day a Stoat in ermine crossed the road at Rothley East Farm. There were also three Lesser redpolls in woodland close by.
A Barn owl was calling in Glanton last night (8th Jan) and a Long-eared owl flew south over the road at Alnwick Moor.
The new leaves of Lesser celandine and Broad-leaved dock are also starting to appear in grassland and Great tits have started singing.