I've seen a few GWE's over the years in Northumberland, there seemed to be a run of annual occurrences in the SE of the county for a while, but, as far as I am aware that is a first ever for Druridge Pools, it certainly was for me.
Whilst admiring the new kid on the block, I managed to get some nice piccies of an old favourite - this singing (if you can call it singing!) male reed bunting
These displaying oystercatchers were amusing too, there were three of them, it would be great to see them breed, I am not sure they ever have at Druridge....
Seeing your great picture of the Reed Bunting and your comment about it 'singing, reminded me of a RB many years ago at Gib Point NNR in Lincolnshire that 'sang' backwards.
Instead of chee chee chi chi it did chi chi chee chee. I have stopped to listen to many since, but have never heard another do this.
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