A spin round Gateshead tonight after work. Unfortunately there is a country and western weekend going on at Burdon Moor, so I went straight to Lamesley. Drying out quickly the only waders were Lapwing, we need some rain to top the pool up. Timber Beach held good numbers of Black-headed Gull and Lapwing and several family parties of Common Tern flew down river. A Common Seal was hauled up on the mud- the first for a few months.
Shibdon was quiet, with no sign of the Ruff. At Far Pasture a Kingfisher showed just outside the hide and a Little Grebe, 3 Teal and 4 Mallard were on the pond. A Buzzard drifted over mobbed by Swallows.