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Monday, 1 July 2013

This weekend

Blaydon - Bee, Common Spotted and Northern Marsh Orchids at their best now.
Milkwellburn Wood - Tree Pipit, Broad-bodied Chasers on one of the ponds and a Common Hawker was hawking the woodland rides there, a male but quite a pale individual suggesting not long emerged

Female Broad-bodied Chaser at Milkwellburn Wood [Alan Mould]

Far Pasture NR - Male Broad-bodied Chaser.
Male Broad-bodied Chaser at Far Pasture [Alan Mould]

Also a family of Kingfishers has taken up residence and are active all around the pond including in front of the Hide. They have been there for three or four days. Usual Coots and Moorhens, Mallards one with two chicks Canada Geese with two Goslings, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 2 Garden Warbler and a Red Kite.

Family of 4, adult and the pair of Kingfisher at Far Pasture [Bill Cowings]]
Bar-headed Goose at Lamesley [Steven Fryer]

Kibblesworth Brickwork Pools  - 2 Ringlet, 3 Meadow Brown butterflies

On Thursday 27th
Lamesley Water Meadows - a Bar headed goose was present today with Greylags

Grey Wagtail at  Gibside [Steven Fryer]
Gibside - Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher on the river and a pair of Great spotted Woodpeckers feeding young near the stables

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