Today, and for the past few days, I've been seeing mostly, nowt.
Here is what I have not seen this week....
No Ravens at all.
Dave Elliott's Swallow midweek.
ADMc's Sand Martins at Bothal today.
ST's Chiffchaff at Linton.
Nigel's Great Grey Shrike again at Harwood.
Steve Taylor's Black Redstart at North Blyth.
The Wheatear at Cresswell.
The Glauc in Amble Harbour.
Nope, none of those have graced my notebook this week.
Roll on the days when the alarm goes off and a light SE'rly with rain easing greets me as I leave the house at first light. Or a warm sunny day when dragons and damsels are buzzing after each other over a sheltered pool...
What I can see ahead is some costly chimney scaffolding...
( Pushing the depressing never ending DIY aside, a Peregrine flew low over the car on my way home from work on Thursday and a Barn Owl was glimpsed near Embleton last night )