Messed up by not getting out on Tuesday, so today I tried to make amends. A pleasant trip was had birding from Seaton Sluice - St Mary's - Whitley Bay Cemetery.
Numbers were low but a reasonable selection was had;
Whinchat - 1 @ SS
Wheatear - 2 @ SS
Reed Warbler - 1 @ SS
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 @ SM
Pied Flycatcher - 1 @ SM
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 in the "gut" at SM
Redstart - 1m @ SM
No sign of the reported Barred Warbler / Wood Warbler at SM.
Hopefully there will be more to come, late Northumberland news from today included booted, greenish, marsh warblers, ortolan bunting, more wryneck....