The first one was for a butterfly in an area of Colliery woods in Boldon which I have tried to see here over the last couple of years with no success. So when a nice sunny day arose I tried again, this time I got the buggers!.South Tyneside’s only site for Dingy skipper as far as I know.
The second one was a bird, this time I had to travel to Blackhall rocks a place I hadn’t been to before but will be back as it’s a cracking site.
The Surf scoter drake showed well with a scope despite the heat haze hampering views. Spot the American in this poor record shot...!
Well a trip down this way cannot rule out dropping in to see the Little tern’s at Crimdon which it didn’t as Max was with us and needed a good run (away from the terns before anyone asks).