Tuesday, 14 April 2015

News from the last few days....

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!


  1. First swallows were at Titlington Mount last Friday, 10th. Also at Ford Moss on Tuesday 14th we heard our first Willow Warbler as well as several Chiffchaffs.

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