It's been the slowest start to any birding year I can remember. Tons of work and dodgy weather have made ventures out infrequent and my patch is desperately quiet. Sitting in a car park in Amble with a flat tyre yesterday my birding was done from the car avoiding that perishing wind. The Turnstone seemed to question my sanity
J72J still present although will be heading off to Norway in a month or so.
and another ringed Black headed Gull which wouldn't do the decent thing and present the side of the ring with the number on.