This morning as I was arriving for work a Grasshopper Warbler was singing in the grounds of St Georges hospital. House Martins have been flying over the gardens the last couple of days. I received a text from boulmerbirder about a Great white Egret which flew south off Cresswell pond at 6am this morning but I couldn't check the local pools until 5 this evening. I went to Longhirst flash where I have seen a one before but only Gulls here. However, scanning through these birds I picked up an Immature Iceland Gull. This is the first one I have seen here this year as these have eluded me so far despite being seen by others both here and nearby Linton. An evening stroll across Morpeth common produced a Whimbrel flying north right over my house calling as it went. I thought I was very observant, leaving no stone or leaf unturned in persuit of anything that moves or grows. After a spot of gardening I was sitting in the garden with a cup of tea watching Blackbirds carrying food into the hedge just a couple of feet away. On closer inspection there was a nest of young Blackies bursting at the seams; how have I just noticed them now! I must have set my sights too high and been looking into the wide blue yonder in persuit of Ospreys and Storks. A couple of hours later they were being fed on the lawn but almost impossible to photograph as there is plenty of places for them to hide. I turned the compost heap over and came across this funghi but I need help to identify it as I couldn't find it anywhere in my books.