Yesterday had a wander through Jesmond Dene away from the strong winds.
Apart from Grey Wagtail
other sighting were limited to Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Wren, Robin, Mallard. The burn water quality is very poor to say the least and with the tree surgeons going fifty to the dozen anything worth its salt will have done a runner.
Today there was time to go into town via Leazes Park where apart from the regular waterside inhabitants there were Long Tail Tit, Chaffinch, Wren, Song Thrush, Redwing, Starling, Magpie, Blackbird, Goldfinch, and I did'nt like the way the Carrion Crow were edging toward SJP.
Dipping pond is chock full of frogspawn