The car park at Far Pasture was the place to be, alive with birds. Treecreeper, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Willow Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Bullfinch and a Chiffchaff were all in the hedges along with plenty of commoner tits and Chaffinch. A male Brambling made a belated addition to my Gateshead year list, dropping in briefly, but not staying for photos.
At dusk I popped down to Shibdon to see the Starling murmuration. A fantastic show with a guestimate of 20,000 birds. Well worth a look down, with the bids swirling overhead for three quarters of an hour before pouring into the reeds.
|A few of the Starlings|