With but a few moments to spare ahead of a bird club committee meeting I thought I'd squeeze out a small one. School holidays are obviously dominating the agenda so any birding is avec enfants and therefore limited. A little guiding work at the beginning of the week provided some decent views of Red Kite and a superb perched female Goshawk.
Locally at least one Little Egret remains on Bothal Pond along with the Great Crested Grebe pair and young. Burning off some of the kids and dog's endless energy supplies this afternoon around the mouth of the Wansbeck at low tide revealed a 100-150 strong mixed Tern/Gull flock that last year produced several Roseates; I need to get down with a scope though as we were viewing from the south side to avoid my companions flushing everything. That's all.
french provided by Stewart.