Dec 25th, Whitley Bay - SE owl doing the morning rounds near St Mary's.
Red-billed quelea on garden feeders with flock of house sparrows (plus occasional tree sparrow). An escapee I presume!
Still present on Jan 2nd - pics to follow.
Dec 27th at RSPB Blacktoft Sands - Stopped here briefly in the late afternoon en route to Lincoln. Notables included barn owl, marsh harrier, sparrowhawk, tree sparrow, redwing and bearded tit.
Dec 28th at Frampton Marsh - Went for the grey phalarope but came away empty-handed due to its reluctance to stay in one place! Species included peregrine, ruff, barnacle goose and black-tailed godwit.
Dec 31st at Bamburgh around Stag Rock - Some decent views of common scoter and a single red-brested merganser.
Male stonechat on Wynding.
Finally, Beadnell at dusk provided a bar-tailed godwit.
Happy New Year!