After an hour I was suitably chilled, so headed north to try for the Smew at East Chevington. No sign today, but great, distant views of an otter that was fishing the north pool. A look on the beach by the burn mouth gave great views of 8 Twite.
All quiet at Cresswell so I headed south for another look at the Hume's Warbler at Whitley Bay. Three Waxwing were feeding in bushes by the road as I got out of the car.
Not a bad day!