Called in at Cresswell pond while out with the dog this morning. No sign of the Buff breasted sandpiper but numerous other waders there. I had my best views ever of a Bittern. It was in reeds in the south east corner of the pond and sat on top of the reeds in view for about an hour. A Heron would chase it around the reedbed a few times but kept landing in roughly the same spot. I must apologise for the digiscoped shots that are greatly cropped but it wasn't an easy thing to photograph as it was rarely still. Back at the meadows I have just finished my nightshifts so I haven't been out much but on my way home from work the other morning, I saw a Crossbill over Cottingwood; a first for me for Morpeth. Above is the Bittern being chased by a Heron, a few shots of the Bittern, the Cresswell kingfisher and a Hawker/Darter thing.