Meagre pickings around Gateshead this morning, so headed north to Cresswell. The reported Little Stint was showing well on the sand bar in front of the hide. Also here were 13 Avocet and 2 Summer plumage Dunlin.
The trip from Cresswell to Druridge gave good views of Stonechat and Yellow Wagtail.
At Druridge a drake Garganey was showing well at a distance and a Swallow showing very well, just outside the hide.
Back to Gateshead to check out the Tree Pipit found by Richard W at Fortune Hill, which straddles the Gateshead border, just outside Marley Hill. The bird was picked up immediately singing on the dark side of the border. After posing for photos it did the decent thing and flew over the border and onto my Gateshead year list.
Popped over to Boldon Flats this evening to get distant views of the Temminck's Stint along with 4 Black-tailed Godwit and a Common Sandpiper.