We had a ride to Blanchland for lunch today and never being without a camera I managed to grab a few pics from the car which capture the general scene there at the moment.
Red Grouse were abundant with many appearing at the roadside. The heather looked no more appetising than all-bran without milk, but they were getting stuck in anyway
There were many pairs of Lapwing dotted around the grassed areas between the heather
Just west of Edmundbyers there were a few Greylag feeding alongside the sheep whilst a couple of Buzzard hung motionless on the hill updraft