Text alert from 'Pink Floyd' ( aka. a canny lad who lives in Shields) this morning regarding a few migrants along the coastal stretch. Me and the hound ventured forth heading towards the Leas hedge after been given this info. After several passes of the southern end of the hedge near Marsden bay, I managed about 5 seconds of the Red- backed Shrike out of cover, its not exactly what you call a stunner. But great to see never the less.!
After this it was an explore of this area, numerous warblers including White throats, Willow warbs. and about 6 or so Whinchats in the grassed areas. Little owl taking in the views from the usual perch overlooking Trow's 2nd bay.
A couple from the Whitburn ringing hut yesterday,firstly this Garden warbler. Whilst the lads where dropping the nets due to the wet weather on this afternoon, a few of these birds dropped in.
Nice surprise when this young Barred warbler was extracted from the nets.