On a grey, miserable day I put in a decent stint around Gateshead with little reward. At Watergate the Lesser Black-backed Gull was still on the lake with 4 Tufted Duck and 2 Little Grebe. A Dipper flew through calling and a flock of 50+ Chaffinch moved through the alders. Lamesley held another Lesser Black-backed Gull and 4 Wigeon. A Water Rail and 2 Grey Wagtail at Far Pasture and nothing of note at Shibdon.