Before I began, in my head I had in my head a phrase which was something like, ‘If it gets bad there is always Jesmond Dene’. How wrong I was, knowing I need to go to Jesmond Dene has turned into a bit of a chore. Even picking up my favourite songster –Garden Warbler has not made this anything other than hard work. I prefer the Southern end past the Armstrong Bridge and that’s where I went for the partial solar eclipse. Here there is a greater variety of habitats from the manicured Armstrong Park, the stream with Dipper and Grey Wagtail before it disappears only to be sighted again near the Byker Farm. Certainly, under-watched by me reflected in the low scores of 41; 37. Could try harder the school report would say. My analogy would be with Music and R.E. lessons something you had to do.