Slightly off topic for a birding blog but I started working on a new project over the last couple of days working with a US based company to provide the content for a new Iphone and Ipod Touch Application Essential NewcastleGateshead. The aim is to create a superb guide app with local knowledge and insight covering places to go, things to do, restaurant recommendations, bars to help visitors to the area get the most out of the 'Geordie' experience.
I'm looking forward to the research although good birding may prove to be hard to come by.
A photo session in Leazes Park late morning demonstrated just how hard with Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Magpie, Carrion Crow and Feral Pigeon the highlights.....
Although this was unexpected.