As are the seasons so are the birds, at least around Cramlington anyway. I have heard several Chiffchaff over the last few days including one in my garden and one in full song at Brockwell scrubland.
Ive noticed a light passage of Meadow Pipits overhead in a few places this week including Cramlington and yesterday I saw a flock of 70+ Linnet behind Nelson Hill.
The Linnet were flying as a group around one of the stubble fields behind the hill and I am told that there are now around 150 birds in the flock. Also 13 Magpie and a single LBB Gull were feeding in the fields along with numerous Carrion Crow and Woodpigeon.