The forecast changed over night and the day was pretty much a wash out. Didn't get the camera out all day as anything I had was distant. Highlights from Northumberland were Red-necked and 2 Slavonian Grebe with 2 Long-tailed Duck at East Chevington and a Slavonian Grebe at Maiden's Hall Lake. A few other sites visited, but all were quiet. A dash around Gateshead gave 2 Water Rail at Watergate and the Ruff at Shibdon.