Saturday, 21 November 2015


A rare venture out this afternoon with plenty of seabird action being reported to get me to the coast.

Bonus bird in form of little egret on the Horton burn as I passed the old fire station in Cramlington was a good start (and was still present on my return).

Cresswell pond provided a drake long tailed duck on the northern pool after not picking up the hemscott hill hooded crow.

Stopped at the car park just south of Cresswell ices for perhaps 45 minutes -

20 little auk 
3 guillemot
1 Balearic Shearwater (trailing 2 little auk, surreal)
3 velvet scoter
29 common scoter
R t diver 
1 gannet
Hods of g b b g, h g, b h g....