A bit of a thaw and most of the snow gone over night. No great excitement around Gateshead, with Burdon Moor the pick of the sites. A Short-eared Owl was resting up on a fence post and a Peregrine was on the ground in the middle of a crop field. Several Bullfinch were along the bottom track while 15 Fieldfare and a Red Kite were fly-overs.
A Water Rail and a fly-over Goosander were at Birtley reed beds, but it was all quiet at Lamesley and a still-frozen Shibdon.