Ventured south to Teesside this morning as a re-united quartet, birding alongside Mark, cousin Rob and John B. Both Rob and John B no longer live in the north-east, so it's rare that we can all meet up for a spot of birding. Given the recent GWG, Teesside seemed a good spot to be. Alas, no sign of the GWG, but we did manage a nice selection with peregrine, short-eared owl and little egret at Saltholme, an immature/first winter glaucous gull at Cowpen Bewley, second winter mediterranean gull, adult yellow-legged gull and 6 waxwing at the Tees Barrage.
Chips with curry sauce at Hartlepool were smashing too!