|Great Grey Shrike|
The north pool at East Chevington gave a number of new birds for the year with 3 Scaup, Black-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Duck and Red-breasted Merganser. An Otter was fishing at the north end of the pool. No sign of any Snow Bunting on the beach, but by the coastal path I got brief views of an ermine Stoat.
Cresswell was quiet, but did supply Tree Sparrow and Dunlin. A quick look from Snab Point gave a single Red-throated Diver flying north.
Back in Gateshead Shibdon held a pair of Shoveler and a Dunlin. A Kingfisher was at a quiet Far Pasture and 2 Golden Plover were high over Burdon Moor.