Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Half Hour Spare

So what else do you do but nip out for a wander to see what's aboot. Encouraged by my first Swallow of the year yesterday in Alnmouth and the news of a Spoonbill at Hauxley I wandered round the estuary hoping for something to lift the misty gloom. Out of the mist came the unmistakeable call of a Sandwich Tern a few yards further and five were wandering up and down on the incoming tide close to Church Hill.
Heartened by this sign of spring I moved up to the Golf Course Pond, one or two Willow Warblers called from the trees edging the pond and a Coot fed it's red headed offspring on the water but no sign of any Groppers here, although there does appear to have been an overnight arrival.

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