With weather conditions looking good, myself and JM headed for the coast this morning. No sign of yesterdays Red Backed Shrike in the dunes between Blyth and Seaton Sluice. As we pulled into the car park at Old Hartley news of a Bluethroat near one of the mounds along the cycle track came through. There seconds later, we got brief but excellent views as the Bluethroat came into the open only metres in front of us and ran along the path.
There was a lack of good numbers of birds despite the ideal weather, a few Redwing flew over but that was about it. With news of a Common Rosefinch at Rocky Island, Seaton Sluice we were there soon after. We had already been there for a few minutes before going to Hartley but could only find three Stonechat.
No sign of the finch amongst the House Sparrow flock it had been associating with but a Yellow- Browed Warbler did fly past us as it came in off the sea.