Friday, May 10, 2013
You know when spring has really and truly arrived when you hear the mournful calls of golden plover that have returned to nest on the slopes of Chapel fell in Weardale.
We flushed this pheasant on the lower slopes of the fell too. Weardale is becoming infested with these birds.
Down in the valley bottom the sandpipers have returned to the river Wear - always a welcome sight and sound.