The last two of my species accounts for Birds in Northumbria completed today whilst the kids burnt off some energy at soft play, I briefly stopped at Bothal Pond on the way home. 20 Little Grebe dotted the pond, two Wigeon back and a flyover calling Buzzard the bread & butter sightings.
Late afternoon I had the kids out for fresh air and took a large detour home to skirt the edge of a landfill after talking to Stef Mcelwee about the gull attendance. More reconnaissance required on this one.
After a tip-off from one birder returning home on the bus from the Syke's and passing through my home village I nipped out about 20:30 tonight to the nearby
The LEO completed the full set of British Owls within the 1km square occupied by my house (and a few others) which is kind of cool, even if it has taken 15 years and I only have one sighting each of the two Asios.