Adult Whooper preening
The lighter nights mean that I can get out a bit more through the week when I am on my early shifts. I quickly looked at the ponds to the east of Morpeth starting at Linton but despite 100's of Gulls bathing there was nothing unusual among them. Two Foxes emerged from the thick Gorse on the railway sidings. Bothal was quiet except for a flock of 45 Goldfinches but a handful of wildfowl on Longhirst flash included 4 Whooper swans; 2 adults and 2 immatures. Okay not the numbers that have been seen in Druridge bay but a good year bird for the patch.