By YellowBalloon

Shipdon Pond

A trip to Home Bargains this morning for some sun tan lotion.  Went for one thing and came out with ten - all useful stuff though.  I love that shop!  

Stopped off at Shipdon Pond on the way home - a small local nature reserve and home to many different varieties of birds including mallards, coots, moorhens, house martins, sand martins and kingfishers to name a few.  

Between 1837 and 1951 Blaydon Colliery dominated the site.  It was then used as a refuse dump.  Great to see what has been achieved over the year with careful planting and management.  I have included an extra.

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