An Oasis in an Urban Jungle

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On the 30th August 2017….

Adjacent to the northern border of Exhibition Park, is one of my favourite areas of grassland.  Newcastle Town Moor.   The site consists of over 900 acres of grassland, which is surrounded by, busy roads and housing.  This can be a great escape from the busy urban life of Newcastle.  

Today I decided to explore and wander in the hope that I may catch up with some visiting migrants.  The grassland was full of flies and the calls of Meadow Pipits.  I was relieved to see  some Swallows, accompanied by a couple of House Martins and Swifts. In some trees, close to the two large hills,  I picked out a Whitethroat. 

Close to a Chinese Circus which has been present for the past few weeks I caught up with a Whinchat, but there was no sign of the Wheatear I’d recorded the previous week.