I set out yesterday with a plan to try and see four birds.
The Tynemouth Firecrest was target number one. After a thirty minute wait it showed well, although my photography skills were not good enough to capture its true beauty.
Fish Quay next and a quick scan revealed no Iceland or Glaucous Gulls (targets two and three). Tynemouth Yacht Club and the North Pier searching for a Black Redstart (target 4) failed miserably. On to Cambois and another chance for all my target birds. This visit was very brief because of the wind chill.
Large numbers of Fieldfare, a smart Buzzard and an early morning Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming in Northumberland Park made for a very pleasant day despite the target failures. Oh well, there is always another day.