A probable Bittern was seen flying east in the early gloom between Eglingham and Glanton on Friday (30th October). Initially, it was thought to be a big owl and was too small to be a Grey heron. It had possibly set sometime in the Branton / Hedgeley gravel pit area and was moving to new feeding areas.
A Barn owl was flying around the Alnwick Seconds pitch (30th October) whilst there was a rugby game in progress on pitch one! This is not the first time that a Barn owl has been seen in this area.
A party of at least 30 Brambling were on the side of the road between Lilburn and Chatton on Saturday afternoon (31st October).
Sunday (1st Nopvember) produced a number of Peacock and Red admiral Butterflies in both Alnwick and Glanton.