A series of meetings as people try to unburden work onto me prior to the vacation means I've been travelling around locally. A stop at Killingworth Lake for a respite saw the young Whooper with a nice turn of colour on the beak.
A pair of Coot frantically fed eight young which were kept contained in the artificial floating reed bed.
At Hamsterley Red Kites were using the thermals of a warm day to best advantage and were visiting private gardens presumably as they were being fed.
Back to my own patch caught up with the first Whitethroat of the year thanks to Liverbirder.