A cold, foggy start when I left home, but beautiful by the time I got to Druridge Bay. At East Chevington two Sedge Warbler were picked up immediately, singing by the turning circle. The star bird of the day was next, a cracking male Bearded Tit display flighting over the reeds. Up to the south end of the north pool where a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling and 3 Common Tern resting on the island.
At Cresswell a Whitethroat singing in the north car park was new for the year. Avocet numbers have built up to 17 and several Wheatear were to the north of the causeway.
A good slog around Gateshead this afternoon failed to turn up anything new.