This ringing group have up-dated their excellent web site they manage regarding these two new sightings.
The first one is a bird I've encountered before ..
The second bird hasn't been seen since departing the Thames area.
It just goes to show that our pasty snatchers in South Shields are not just confined to the likes of Marine park and King street localy. Excellent to learn of birds movements with sightings of ringed birds like these easier to pick up in the field so to speak and report.