Saturday dawned dull and miserable with heavy rain for most of the morning. Late afternoon I took a walk along by the river. The Wansbeck was murky, fast flowing and almost spilling over into the gardens along Mitford road. I was surprised to see a Kingfisher here sitting low in the Willows overhanging the river at Lady's walk. Sunday was much brighter and I had a look across the Coquet estuary. Lots of birds around but nothing really special. Amble braid appears to be the only place locally that still hold sizable flocks of Greenfinches. 40+ devouring the bountiful Sea Buckthorn that brightens up this little corner. They were breaking open the berries then flying off with the seeds.