Last week a few decent birds cropped up locally, with two White winged Black Terns, a showy Red Kite and a Corn Bunting from god knows where. There was an adult Pectoral Sandpiper too but it hid away when I was on site.
In between those, a few butterfly sorties around us was quite good with several Large Heath and up to 9 Small Pearl Bordered Fritillaries being the highlight.
Here are a few shots from our 'dark spell' and I should be back on track after that...
|White winged Black Tern at Druridge.|
|Corn Bunting at Longhoughton Steel. My last was here in 2006 the very first post on this blog.|
|Red Kite at Druridge, I've seen many more WWBTerns in the county than these...|
|A nice Large Heath, a scarce butterfly of boggy moorland.|