It's been a quiet few days for me - with nightshift over I was looking forward to a few days off - the majority of the birding news has been on the north-west coast / islands of Scotland as masses of waxwing arrive. Northumberland is getting a fair few now, and I expect to bump into some very soon.
Mid afternoon reports of great spotted cuckoo at Bellasis Bridge seem a little odd - but who knows? Maybe it'll be a visit tomorrow afternoon?
Birdwise for me the highlight has been a garden second record - but don't get too excited... a pair of chaffinch! The seed trays are being emptied daily by visiting wood pigeon, collared dove, coal tit and a healthy 20+ flock of house sparrow ~ hopefully the chaffinch will stick.