Last night I went to Tynemouth as I will have to do once a week for the next few months. I spent and hour and a half helping clear the street of snow only to get past Laverock Hall Farm and find that the snow had stopped and was non existant along the North Tyneside coast.
A part from hearing a few Fieldfare fly over whilst clearing the street, a Grey Heron also flew over, very low almost like it was going to land in a garden.
Tynemouth Boating Lake was completely ice free and held 10 Mallard and 18 Tufted Duck. Under the streetlights I could see amongst a small group of Mallard and Mute Swan asleep at the south end of the lake, was the tame Barnacle Goose.