Cool but clear I thought we'd chance our arm so I shoved a picnic together and we headed off up the coast, possibly to catch up with the Blue-headed Wagtail now at Cresswell that ST had thoughtfully texted me about earlier. As the road was almost knee deep in photographers in stealth mode with full camouflage attire I opted to push on to Druridge and brave the 'man-eating mud'. Allowing my kids to mingle with people intent on stealth is not wise, they're current favourite game involves periodically shouting 'Mr Tuuummble' as loud as possible and finding it hilariously funny to the point of falling over with laughter. So we picnicked in the Budge Screen, a single numenius wader was the commonest of the three recorded at Druridge. Fed & watered we paused on the way back near Bell's Farm where a few common birds fed, 4 Wheatear, Twite, Pied Wagtail & Meadow Pipit.
An almost empty Cresswell allowed me to year tick Yellow Wagtail though I could hardly claim them self found. News of a Jack Snipe in front of the Cresswell Hide arrived almost at the same time as we got home, a slight clenching of the jaw for the next hour as I made do with a re-run of Loose Women to cries of 'Mr Tuuuummmble'.....