At Lamesley Mike found a Little Egret, a site first for me. Still pretty rare in Gateshead and the first December record. Also here a Wigeon dropped in to join 100+ Teal.
At Shibdon there were still 4 Black-tailed Godwit ( hopefully they'll stop into the new year). 6 Dunlin dropped in with a flock of Redshank and 7 Shoveler were hanging around the island.