Just time to have a quick tour of the local ponds after work this evening. For once something interesting on each one. First stop Pegswood moor. 3 ringed plover and no less than 10 Wheatear, 4 males and 6 females. The large and upright stance of some of these birds suggest the Greenland race though I am no expert. I flushed another 3 females on my way back to the car but these may be birds I had counted earlier and had flown to the opposite corner. At Longhirst flash it was quiet except for a fine male Goosander. At Bothal my first Common sandpiper and Ruddy duck this year. Plenty of hirundines but no Swifts yet.