Another jaunt out on the bike Sunday morning. Headed down into Morpeth first, over the footbridge, where there were two
90 Grey Wagtail
on the banks of the Wansbeck, joined briefly by a redpoll. I loitered for a while hoping to see a kingfisher but no luck - saw them a lot on that part of the river at one time, but not seen one for a while.
Onwards up through Longhirst out to Linton nature reserve, which I hadn't visited before (I failed to find it last time I tried!). Plenty of tufted ducks with several teal, one pair each of gadwall and mallard, coot, moorhen, and a grey heron. A good number of greylag and canada geese, and several mute swans, together with a large number of b/h gull and herring gull. And my first
91 Little Grebe
of the year. Three pairs near the hide on the larger pool competing to make the most noise.