An early start this morning was more successful. Arriving at Newton Scrape just after 06.30 I was initially disappointed, with no sign of the stint and only one Dunlin with the Godwit. Luckily after 20 mins and a change of angle I picked up the stint appear from the grass on an island at the north end of the scrape. It spent the next half an hour showing well, but a bit distant for photos. The camera didn't come out of the bag today, poor phone-scoped shots only.
Stopping to pick up a sausage sarnie from Seahouses, I headed up to Stag Rocks. Plenty of auks passing well out to sea, but otherwise quiet apart from a smart Whimbrel.
On the way back south I timed my visit to East Chevington well, as the four Roseate Tern left just a few minutes after I got there. An adult female Marsh Harrier was near the south pool, but no sign of the juveniles.
Quiet in Gateshead with 3 Common Sandpiper on the Tyne yesterday and 2 juvenile Water Rail at Shibdon today.