After a very gusty wind overnight, where I put the moth trap off before bed, in case it flew seaward, John and myself headed down to Warkworth for a stroll.
It was bright and warm in the sun, but the wind made it difficult to see very much. The days highlight flew in from the west, and settled on a sheltered bit of the salt marsh - a Little Egret. I didn't notice in the field but it had very long aigrettes right down its back as it was coming into breeding dress.
There was very little else to note other than a Chiffchaff, a few Tree Sparrows and a Small Tortosieshell around the car park. This Linnet was also in full song, staking out a territory.
After this, a walk around some farmland and along an old railway near Hipsburn didnt produce much either. Chiffchaffs again, 3 Buzzards, 16+ Redwing, a singing Grey Wagtail and a Red legged Partridge was about it really.
The warm sun had the sallows buzzing with insects.