Yesterday lunchtime on my way to work half way down the Curley kews bank I saw my only second Speckled wood butterfly in Northumberland and my first around Morpeth. On my way home at about 9pm a badger was walking down the bank and only moved up out of the way when I was about six feet away fom it. It was quite small so I'm assuming a young animal.
Last week a Green woodpecker was calling from trees behind the houses at falcon hill. On Sunday it was calling from the tall Whitebeam opposite the house then flew over the houses at falcon hill towards Close house wood. This afternoon a Green woodpecker was calling from Close house. These will all probably be the same bird.