Prof Pochard found a wintering Blackcap in his garden yesterday taking the gateshead list to 101, unfortunately i didn't catch up with it as i had a lazy day on Sunday, but managed to tick it off today from my parents upstairs window in his garden feeding on some fresh apple :) lol. I also managed a few sneaky shots of it, not a bad shot considering the distance and threw double glazing. 2w med gull and 3 nordic jackdaws at shibdon, 500+ redwing, 30+ lapwing, 15 golden plover on church pool meadows (lamesley area) today. Should get some migrants in soon as the wind is set to turn to a southerly? only other birds of interest to report are 5 house sparrow feeding in my garden "rare".