Another birder appeared coming south, presumably someone who hadn't had a school run. As ever I couldn't resist asking if he had seen anything and was fired up by news of Yellow-browed Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher. I failed to connect with the YBW but it was pretty gusty, however the RB Fly performed very well, providing much better views and photo opportunities than the individual 2 weeks ago.
A fortuitous conversation with another birder brought news of a Hume's Leaf Warbler around the old allotments at Cambois probably for it's 2nd day. After a quick (and vital) pastie stop I drove down early afternoon and along with 3 Durham birders duly picked up a Hume's/Yellow-browed- type working along the big green fence. Views were fleeting and whilst it was active it went missing for long periods. It did call several times and comparing the call to on-line recordings immediately appeared to confirm it was Hume's, though to be honest I would have like better and more prolonged views than I had. A small flock of c.25 Lesser Redpolls were also in evidence.