Only got to Druridge once, briefly, this weekend, to do the WeBS count this afternoon.
We've spent the weekend out at Grindon for the Illuminating Hadrian's Wall event, I was really lucky to be chosen as an illuminator and got to light at a beacon at one of the best spots on the whole wall, just above Cuddy's Crag, between Housesteads and where the Pennine Way crosses it - superb location.
see my facebook page for some pics.
The event was follwed by a BBQ at Carraw Farm B&B then a party at Grindon...an excellent weekend!
We did the WeBS count this afternoon, a gorgeous sunny spring afternoon turned to a howling storm lashing rain in through the Oddie hide in a matter of seconds. Nothing new or unusual to report, there were really good numbers of snipe (30+) and redshank as well as the usual ducks. The shoveler count has gone up to 13 and there are still nine goldeneyes including some really smart drakes.