On Thursday me and the UN-trained hound Bob....or Bobby (depends on how he's behaving name wise to what he's called) ventured around the northern end of the Leas. Its been a few weeks since I set foot here last, but the sight and sound of a few Skylarks and Meadow pipits starting to lay claim to ground here was just lush!.. And ...4 Snow buntings flew off over the mound area from the south end of Frenchmans bay as we approached this bay. I thought this might be my last sighting on this visit here and also of this winter period in our parts. But on the return leg around Frenchmans a pair hopped up out of the grass onto the railings, a real surprise! as Me and Ian Mc. had'nt seen the orignal birds sighted do a return lap here.
He,s a stunner no doubt about it.!
And wor Med. gull is looking great also now.
Sighted the Shorty from the obs end of the LNR at Whitburn the other day also, big ask photo wise but great to see all the same again.
This late morning was spent helping plant sapplings above the Don valley area in Jarrow. Some 300+ planted in only a few hours by the few who turned out to try and make a difference within South Tyneside.