Flowers from June 23rd first: the main rush of flowers has now passed but there's still plenty to see and smell!
June 25th: Nosterfield - birds and dragons!
Oystercatcher, wren and little owl
Dragonflies - four-spotted chaser and common darters
Common spotted orchid
June 29th: Fairburn, Lin Dike viewing screen: wood sandpiper. Green sandpiper also seen but with difficulty. Would have had great views if the hide had been open!
July 1st: Little terns on Seaton Carew beach. Also saw sandwich terns flying past Hartlepool Headland. Here's my favourite tern.
July 3rd: trip to not see the black-browed albatross. Success! I didn't see it! For a bird like that - one that doesn't hang around - it's tough trying to get ready and head to Bempton from York in time. However, I still had a great day. I avoided the crowds and headed for Staple Newk where I met my friend Linda who's a volunteer at Bempton.
Here's a set of photos from Bempton.
Guess what they're not looking at!
Above: tree sparrow by Bempton visitor centre
July 6th: back to Fairburn for a distant common sandpiper...can you see it?
Also present: the cattle egret.