Had twenty minutes to spare in town this morning so dashed up to Leazes Park. Just before reaching the pond there were around 15 Blackbirds scratting around in the leaf litter.
Did not have time to do a count but loads of Black headed gulls, Mallard, Mute Swans, a Heron on the island, two pair of Tufted Duck, and about 10 Canada Geese.
Always feels a bit of a cheat coming here since a lot of the birds come to you, but you can never be sure what else has dropped in. Just realised that most of the birds were just about the right colours for being so close to the Leazes End.
As I was walking away I looked over toward the RVI and there were 3 Mute Swans coming in over the hospital. As they swung around to drop, everything below just scattered and I could not help thinking
- "Watch oot wa comin in!"- brilliant.