An optimistic start up in the hills proved fruitless, so I headed to the coast. East Chevington held the same as last week with a Red-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe and 3 Long-tailed Duck. Just before I left the diver took off and headed south over my head.
Further south were 2 Pintail at Druridge and an Avocet at Cresswell.
Around Gateshead the Ruff was at Shibdon and Steve's 2 Stonechat still at Burdon Moor.