I could witter on for a while on a variety of subjects to cover up the total lack of birds at Newbiggin today. A male Blackcap was the highlight of my passerines despite the presence from early of messrs Mcelwee and Steele their usually all conquering rarity attracting pheromones pulled in nothing more than a Ring Ouzel.
The sea wasn't much better with a couple of Great Skua & Arctic Skua, small numbers of Red-throated Diver and single Scaup and Velvet Scoter.
Iain deserves his catch so I'll shut up and have an early night.
Obviously what I should have done was used this which would have confirmed I had no chance of finding anything rarer than a Brambling anywhere in the UK today.