Some more excellent seawatching today in some more less than pleasant weather. The first Iceland Gull of the winter was the star, but there were loads of birds, including 2 Short-eared Owl and a Woodcock in-off. Full results here.
Back in Gateshead a lone Whooper Swan was at Lamesley. A welcome Gateshead year tick.
Only other birds of note in Gateshead were 7 Shoveler at Shibdon, until I was almost home. In Whickham I picked up a flock of Waxwing at the northern junction of Fellside Road and Parkway. Initially 30+ birds, but these quickly built up to over 100. Loads of berries here, so they'll hopefully hang around.