Spent the morning discussing community engagement, social networking media, conservation projects, breeding Oystercatcher,new wetlands and the Hancock Musuem with Steve Lowe Head of Conservation at Northumberland Wildlife Trust. They have some interesting plans and are certainly not standing still. In common with many other conservation organisations they are just beginning to get to grips with how the net can help them and seem to have a positive approach toward it.
I drove through to Gosforth via Prestwick Carr on the off chance of a Short-eared Owl, a beautiful autumn morning but sadly no Asio activity, a hedge hopping Jay at Saltwick the only bird of note.
Dropped in at a possible distributor for the Bird North East Calendar on the way home and whilst it appears to be too late for 2010 I got some useful information for future years and picked up a couple of books that might help with another small project I'm thinking about.
Now putting the finishing touches to an article about the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme which will be completed early next week.