As the post title implies I get all the news I need from the weather report, so a hint of an Easterly had me back out late afternoon for a couple of hours looking at the sea. At the 'patch' level it was well worth it with 4 Shoveler and a Great Crested Grebe both new for the patch this year. A diver at the outfall was interesting enough in a 'non-Red-throated' kind of way to prompt me to drive down to the Spital Burn for 'better views' by which time in fading light and with the bird now roosting I had to give it up. The journey wasn't wasted however as the sound of a patch tick hat trick met my ears with what must be the only singing Song Thrush in Newbiggin in willows around the small car park. I'd all but given up on Song Thrush until Autumn!
Saturday morning dawned with me back seawatching, a single Sandwich Tern north at 06:15 the sparkling highlight of an otherwise quiet-ish session.