A grey and windy day today. No sign of any Black Grouse at Derwent Reservoir, but a Dipper performed well at Carrick's picnic site. A quick look on the moor above Edmundbyers gave a Red Grouse perched on top of the heather.
Far Pasture pond very full and held only 3 Teal. A Kingfisher was perched low in the reeds and a Buzzard flew through mobbed by crows.
A late afternoon look at Lamesley was worthwhile with a pair of Gadwall and 5 Wigeon. I then picked up a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull feeding with Black-headed, the first that I've seen in Gateshead for many months.