Birding on Wednesday was confined to an hour at St Mary's.
Weather was very mild but skies were grey and it was a bit damp. The wetland was heaving with newly arrived blackbird and redwing - all very active and vocal. Lesser numbers of robin were present but more elusive. Only one 'crest - a gold was in the northern willows, while the "gut" was very quiet.
The evening was spent at a dark Newcastle Academy with the Editors ~ a wonderful night.