Hi to anyone still checking this thread !
I had a Slavonian grebe on Widdrington Lake last weekend, associating with a Great crested Grebe
and a Merlin hunting in Druridge dunes. Some consolation for missing the LB Dowitcher again.
Also, 70 or so Brambling at in beeches right next to Brizlee Tower in Hulne Park, Alnwick yesterday (10 Nov).