Above - Top three Shelduck pair, bottom, Redshanks.
Today was bright and sunny but a non starter thanks to the gale force 8 NW wind. And it was very cold too.
I walked the north end of Boulmer around Longhoughton Steel to Low Steads and back with little to show for it other than 30+ Linnets, 14 Rock Pipits inc 1 littoralis , 11 Yellowhammers, 1 Goldeneye and a good number of Turnstone and Redshank feeding near the rotten weed.
The bottom of the cliff was the only sheltered spot, so I waited for the tide to push these Shelducks and Redshanks within range. As there was no chance of any spring migrants I called it a day after only a couple of hours out.