Disappointing at Stag Rocks with no sign of the hoped for Bonaparte's Gull. Very little on the sea here, but there were 100+ Purple Sandpiper on the rocks and 50+ Twite lifted from the beach.
Further south a cracking Merlin shot along the hedge at Druridge. The Black-throated Diver was at East Chevington along with 50+ Goldeneye. At Widdrington Lake the Slavonian Grebe was showing distantly.
On the way home I stopped at Woodhorn Motors in Ashington where I briefly had 3 Waxwing trilling in the tree tops. Unfortunately they were unwilling to drop onto the berries guarded by 4 Mistle Thrush.