Stuck at work yesterday, so first light saw me at Brierdene, Whitley Bay. It took a few minutes to find the right area before the Hume's Warbler was picked up calling loudly and continuously from a sycamore on the south side of the dene. Skulking at first, the bird eventually showed really well. Like a pale, ghostly Yellow-Browed Warbler it was very distinctive and made up for the wonky Scilly bird from 2012 that I had to strike from my list. My 3rd tick in a month and all Phylloscs. Sadly no photos as it was again dark and dingy.