Dogs mercury growing out of a stump...High House wood
Blue Anemone...Abbey woods.
This morning as I walked Bennyboy around the top end of the estate a Green Woodpecker ear bashingly called from the Holm Oak just as I was passing it. It was sitting half way up with its neck uptuned and belting out its call every 20 seconds. A missed photo opportunity as I don't always have the camera with me on these short walks. It was in the Oaks on the edge of High house opposite the bungalows on Westgate. Southern bloggers will be scratching their heads as to why Northumbrian birders strive to connect with this scarce and elusive bird in these parts but they can be difficult to see especially in the lowlands. When I got back home I could still here it but when I went back with the camera there was no sight or sound of it. Another day hopefully.
Other things around here were my first Blackcap and a garden escape but a nice flower all the same a Blue Anemone in a shady spot in Abbey woods. There was a spectacular sunset tonight. I tried to capture it from the bedroom window.