Incoming migrants arrive: Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Common Sandpiper, Redstart, all 3 sp. hirundines seen in Hulne park, Alnwick, on Sunday 21st; whilst winter visitors remain: 18 lesser Redpolls, 1 male Brambling today, (reduced from 7 on Apr 16th - mixed gender); and up to 45 Chaffinches & 12 Siskins at feeding station in Yearle garden recently.
7 Cranes, clearly viewed, flying W.N.W. on Monday 22nd April halfway between Eglingham & Alnwick. (Apparently cranes were also recently reported further south - ? the same birds).