Having just completed the front room decorating, thought we would have a not to energetic couple of hours out. So after circuiting Bolam and spotting the female Smew we drove up to Kirkharle, great grub there by the way. A fine Treecreeper showed itself a few yards away but no time for a pic.
A couple of Buzzards were scanning the fields and a Sparrowhawk went before us whilst playing chicken with an oncoming car, before taking the correct decision.
Sightings a little later included Nuthatch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Robin