Up to Tanfield where there was no sign of any Corn Bunting, but there was a good flock of 50+ Yellowhammer, c20 Fieldfare and 2 Redwing.
Burdon Moor was cold and windswept, but still held a male Stonechat.
The Tyne at Timber Beach was the place to be, where 2 Whooper Swan were taking a break from their trip north and sharing the mudflats with a Common Seal. While watching these a pair of Peregrine dropped in, displaying and swooping low over the mud.
All quiet at Shibdon and 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull at Stella.
The action was all at Burdon Moor this evening with Red Kite, Buzzard and 3 Kestrel hunting when I got there. After a few minutes the Short-eared Owl show started up. 3 birds hunting and battling for over an hour.
On Ravensworth Fell 2 Long-eared Owl were hunting as darkness fell.