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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Sand Martins now in

Lamesley Water Meadows - 1 Sand Martin, 1 Pink footed Goose, 2 Shelduck, pair of Wigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 14+ Tree Sparrows, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 adult Lesser black-backed Gull.
Cowen Road, Blaydon - Lesser Celandine and Field Wood-rush in flower

During the week
 Lots of Chiffchaffs singing around borough
Shibdon Pond - 1 Sand Martin  late morning, stayed for less than a minute before fluttering off west yesterday, Friday 21st. The first of the year.
Shibdon Pond - 1 Common Toad and Caddis-fly larvae found

Common Toad and Caddisfly larva at Shibdon [George Simpson]
Clara Vale LNR -  4 Chiffchaff singing

Singing Blue Tit and Chiffchaff at Clara Vale [Michael Eccles]

Lamesley Water Meadows - 1 Pink footed Goose, 3 Common Buzzard, 46 Teal, 12 Pied Wagtail, 14 Tree Sparrow  and 1 Oystercatcher

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