Winter waders are returning ( as with the large number of lapwings noted by previous blogger, Ian)!
On Thursday 8th August: a mixed flock of over a hundred waders, mostly Lapwing & Curlew, were to be seen on the mud of the ebbing tide line upstream in the Tweed Estuary; 26 Goosanders occupied the river mouth.
Today, (Sun. 11/8/2013): 2 Little Egrets near Holy Island causeway, a Greenshank and a Peregrine were sighted at Budle Bay. Up to 150 Curlew can be seen roosting on the salt-marsh of the Long Nanny river, Beadnell Bay.