Had a run north yesterday to see what was about. Although it was fairly quiet we had a pleasant day in reasonable weather and it did not rain until we were on our way home. We started off at Druridge Country Park and East Chevington. The Spoonbill was present, although distant along with a couple of Marsh Harrier and a Sparrowhawk. There was a flock of small birds which included at least five Willow Warblers. We then paid a visit to Hauxley nature reserve where there were lots of butterflies including Small Copper, Wall, Peacock, Tortoiseshell, Small Skipper and Small Heath along with lots of whites. There were 2 Common Sandpiper a Redshank and a Greenshank on one of the pools and Turnstone, Ringed Plover and Sanderling on the beach. On the way home we stopped off a Cresswell pools where we had close views of a Spoonbill, whether or not it was the same one from East Chevington we do not know. We also had a Long Tailed Duck and a Barn Owl here.
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