On the days when I am doing my bit at The Back Page in Newcastle, I just have time on my way there, to get into Leazes Park and go once around the pond, which on Tuesday, apart from the residents held a group of nine Goosanders, 5 female.
At the west side of the park they seem to be encouraging a wild area where it is naturally scrubby and has a couple of pond/wet areas. This morning there were Long Tail Tits, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Wren,loads of paired off Blackbirds and a flock of Siskin? as I walked past.
Yesterday had a walk along Newcastle Business Park waterfront where there were Shelduck, Goosander male, Curlew, Redshank, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Herring Gull, Teal, Redshank, Black Headed Gull.
In the back garden the Long Tail Tits appear to be preparing to build