Back to Gateshead and Lamesley had a Wigeon and Shelduck.
A cracking Mediterranean Gull at Watergate with the first Lesser Black-backed Gull of the year and a fly over Grey Wagtail.
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Far Pasture car park was alive with birds. 30+ Long-tailed Tits, 6 Bullfinch, Willow, Great, Blue and Coal Tits, Redpoll, Goldcrest and Chaffinch. No Chiffchaff of any kind today, but a Grey Wagtail was on the hide roof and the drake Pochard was on the pond.
At Shibdon I picked up another adult Mediterranean Gull and just managed to get the camera out as it flew off. The Ruff flew in to join the large Lapwing flock.