The warm weather of last week has be replaced by a much cooler air from the north. Not a lot to report from the weekend but the majority of Swallows appear to have arrived in the last 4-5 days. A Cuckoo was seen on the south side of Longframlington Common on the 26th April.
Tthe first flower heads of Meadow saxifrage have appeared on lowland acid grassland next to the Wooler Water today (27th April). A pair of Common sandpipers have also taken up residence. Numbers of Sand martins appear to have dropped since they first arrived. Buff-tailed, Red-tailed and White-tailed bumblebees were much in evidence visiting the flowers of Lesser Celandine.