Better luck this morning when Mike picked up the bird from the Newcastle side, just in front of the Baltic. Unfortunately Paul and I were well down-stream. A hurtle back up-river followed as the bird was swimming at a rate of knots. We cut it off at Dunston, where eventually it swam towards us, giving cracking views.
No Wheatear at Burdon Moor yet, but a Short-eared Owl was quartering the fields.