A quick look around the pools of the old opencast area at Widdrington and Stobswood this evening. Driving down from Amble a Barn Owl was hunting at Hadston road ends. A Whitethroat was singing from a hedge at Ulgham and on the pools were a variety of waders including Common Sandpiper, Ringed and Little ringed Plover as well as a several species of wildfowl including a pair of Shoveler. Whilst there an adult Kittiwake flew in but was too far away to photograph (above) but looked good through the scope. This is a first for me on this patch.