Yesterday I was walking around Stobswood and parking the car opposite Widdrington Moor lake I usually walk through the woodland towards the old tip avoiding the often flooded farm track. Walking back towards the car I decided to walk along the track to save time and I'm pleased I did as I came across a large clump of Shining Cranesbill (Geranium lucidum) growing along the trackside. This is the eighth Geranium species I've come across in the Stobswood area. Shining Cranesbill is a native but at this location it is likely to be a garden escape. At Widdrington Moor lake there was a variety of wildfowl including 19 Pink footed Geese and 66 Tufted Duck.
Today I was at Pegswood Moor. Some improvements taking place here and a few birds as well with 2 Wheatears among the stones and a drake Goosander on the pond. Still worth keeping an eye on this site.