Earlier in the week I bet that the three Black tailed Godwit at Elswick wouldn't stay till my webs count. Due to the Tynemouth Book Fair tomorrow demanding my attendance and money, I did my webs count a day early and bingo the birds were still there. Other than that a fairly normal count with good numbers of Cormorant 55, Redshank 90, Lapwing 155 and Golden Plover 228 on the Dunston stretch.
Also hauled out on the mud two seals. A young angler told me they had a pup last year which I find strange so far inland and not in any colony so possibly a fishermans tale.