It was still BALTIC at Druridge tonight, the wind had come back out of the east and it was cold. However, this afternoon, I was out and about in Stewarts patch with work and, in sheltered areas, it was nearly summer-like.
The wind had moved a bit into the south at lunchtime and this seemed to push a few migrants through, hirrundines were everywhere and there were loads of willow warblers, chiffchaffs and blackcaps singing in Howick Dene.
Back to Druridge, there had been a mini-influx of wheatears with 10-12 on the backsof the dunes and fences along the road, despite there being up to 12 yellow wagtails at Cresswell, I couldn't find one at Druridge. A white wagtail was on the beach and other than a big female sprawk flushing the teal of the Budge fields there was little else to report.