Well, the weekend began with more disappointment as the Pied wheatear had gone by Saturday and Sunday began in a similar vein.
Headed into County Durham to find a herd of joggers may have had something to do with the no show dusky warbler. A ridiculously late firework display may have been responsible for the no show hoopoe. Then a nailed on short eared owl site failed to produce one.
Arriving at Seaton Carew 10 minutes after the last sighting of pallid swift and its failure to reappear had me questioning why I put myself through this.
The answer to that question came soon enough though when news broke that the swift was now at the headland and before too long I was watching said bird down to a few meters along with its companion, the little swift.
With the turn in fortune and a little time available Short eared owl finally did make the year list back down at Seaton Carew Common.
613. (241.) Pallid swift - 1st UK
---. (242.) Little swift
614. (243.) Short eared owl
Trystan aka Rob
World total (IOC) 2223 Eastern yellow wagtail; UK total 363 Eastern yellow wagtail; Yorkshire total 312 Chough
Last edited by Trystan : Sunday 11th November 2018 at 18:42.