Quiet on the birding front today due to preparation for "forthcoming commitments", but this female sparrowhawk made a brief appearance in the garden late afternoon.
For the camera buffs reading this, image was taken at 1/40th second exposure at ISO 500, using the 500mm lens... hand held through double glazing (! - Image stabilisation, it's the future).
Local pager reports today include an iceland gull showing well at North Shields Fish Quay - I'll try and get there tomorrow, a bittern remains at Cresswell, with taiga bean goose and greenland white-fronted goose at Hauxley. So, potentially a a few bits for the 2009 yearlisters to get their teeth (ticks?) into next week.