A cold morning checking out some local spots with Mark. Jack Snipe easy at the first port of call, while Holywell was not so productive - no sign of the pink foot flock, and subsequently no tundra bean to be seen. Tree sparrow was new for the year.
Killingworth produce the tame whooper swan but the was no sign if any goosander or great crested grebe.
Gosforth Park was our final stop, with the woodland providing nuthatch and jay, while on the pools/reedbed, a single brief water rail was the highlight along with plenty of snipe.
Still lots of omissions to the January list, so lots of reasons to keep going out...