A quick post between painting sessions........I hate DIY!
Spring is officially here, I saw my first proper migrant at Druridge today, a male wheatear in the dunes at the north end. I was actually there on business, talking to a colleague from the North Pennines AONB about twite.
We didn't see any twite, they seem to have gone form Druridge now and from Coquet Island too. As well as the wheatear, which has to be the earliest I have seen at Druridge, we had a merlin rattling the starlings and seven pale-bellied brent geese by the hamlet.
Another sign that spring has sprung was spotted on Sunday, the first flowering coltsfoot on the banks by the Oddie hide, I also saw my first gannets of the year on Sunday too!
back to the painting..................