With a week of nightshift looming and extra working hours to cover absence, I took a trip to the coast this morning to try and cash-in on the favourable weather conditions. Two visits to St Mary's - 11-12, 13-14hrs... Visit one was most productive, with 3 - 6 brambling, tens of arriving redwing, robin, blackbird, goldcrest, 3+ blackcap and a garden warbler.
Inbetween St Mary's I ventured in to Whitley Bay Cemetary (where I'd had pied flycatcher on Sunday) - little of note, plenty of robin "ticking" and many blackbird.
Lots of good birds being picked up on the Farnes... and Sacha reports lots of goodies "fresh in" on Norfolks' Blakeney Point (he's had to make do with hen harrier and short-eared owl circling above him as he grilled the flycatcher sp!... along with osprey, jack snipe and many common migrants...).
Could be a stressful week ahead!