Rain stopped play today, at least it meant that we had to be inside. We headed up to Alnwick to one of those indoor play centres for a couple of hours so my twins could run off some steam. Knowing they would drop off in the car on the way back I detoured via Alnwick Moor to look for Red Grouse. I drew a complete blank with Kestrel and a calling Great Spotted Woodpecker the only non-corvids seen. I stopped at the waterfall at Swin Hope above Edlingham which has a grotto feel to it, the kind of place you expect to find an old Japanese man planting an ancient Bonsai.
There were several Hard Ferns growing around the area here, they seem to like being close to the water.
The last of this summer's Foxgloves were still worth a snap in the rain, but perhaps not for much longer.
Summer warblers can be a challenge, I'll leave you with this one from my garden today, go on give it a go Willow Warbler or Chiffchaff, Chiffchaff or Willow Warbler, drop your choice and your reasons why in the comments.