I watched it for twenty minutes as it a mini-circle around the bushes with 2-3 goldcrests. The funny thing was though, as I left, it was by the screen, I walked, without stopping to the gateway, when I got there, it was by the side of the path...odd. Either it flew straight though the wood after me, which it had never done whilst I was watching it....or there are two of them!! which I guess is possible given there were nine at Spurn today!
Lots of gulls on the meadows, mainly black-headed but nothing unusual. Also ten sand martins (year tick), six grey herons and an assortment of ducks and waders, again, nothing out of the ordinary.
Looks like the wind will drop in the next day or two before a howling northerly comes in over the weekend, that will send a few migrants back south again!
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Check out Brian's blog for more firecrest shots and great short-eared owl from Dru..http://northumbrianbirding.blogspot.com/