Pleased to see my first Redwing of the season calling as heading west over Houghton-le-Spring.
The 20th being a fairly typical "first" date
The earliest returning Durham bird in recent times being noted on 1st Sept 1999 at Shotton Colliery.
More often than not I hear my 1st of the year whilst out owling on a clear calm night.
A handful have been reported from inland Nth Yorkshire today & with the wind switching to the East next week, we may well see some more.....