A quiet few days was livened up with news of a Black-winged Pratincole at Bothal Pond. A frantic dive out of the hide at Shibdon was followed by 15 mins frantically being stuck in traffic. Luckily there was no real hurry as the bird was resting on the far shore, giving excellent scope views. Superb views were then had as the bird flew, flying low over the pond hawking insects.
Highlights in Gateshead over the last couple of days; juvenile Grey Wagtail at Shibdon, Wall and Large Red Damsel at Burdon Moor.