Spent the day re-arranging the garden feeders, hopefully to provide some photo opportunites over the next few weeks. Much coffee was drunk and a couple of chocolate doughnuts "disappeared" during the garden activities...
This colourful starling had no hesitation in trying out an old post that's cable tied to the re-hashed bird table!
An evening visit to West Hartford was pleasing with nine sand martin and a single barn swallow hawking the pool - the first of 2010 on the patch. Two shelduck remain, with up to six teal. Skylark and meadow pipit continue to sing. There were hundreds of wood pigeon loafing up and down the River Blyth wooded banks.
Grasshopper warbler was reported in Cramlington this morning, hopefully West Hartford will get a "reeler" soon.