The weather has taken a turn for the worse. It is no longer 'short-sleeved order'!
First of all congratulations to all of the editorial team at the Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club. After having time to digest a fraction of the information, 'The Northumberland Bird Atlas' is a truly exceptional production. If you have not got a copy it is well worth ordering one before stocks are sold out.
College Valley on Friday produced a number of interesting wildlife in the Goldscleugh area. This included several large patches of Stags horn club-moss, a couple of Common lizards, 3 female Crossbills and a Merlin. No Ring Ouzels were heard but it is only a matter of time.
There was a good selection of waders on a very windy beach at Boulmer on Saturday morning. The highlights were 35 Sanderling, 1 Grey plover, 6 Bar-tailed godwits and a large party of Dunlin in mixed plummages.
House martins returned to Glanton on Monday 13th April but no Swallows yet!