A bit of Hartlepool birding
We had to take Heather up to Peterlee for an exam so whilst we waited for her to finish, we spent a little time down at Hartlepool.
From the Headland I did a quick sea-watch - several Eider, a few Common Scoter as well as a single Brent Goose and a few Red-throated Divers. Just around the corner behind the breakwater, there were several Purple Sandpipers as well as the regular stuff.
There had been a Great-northern Diver in the marina, so we tried for that without luck at first but after a trip to re-fuel, the bird put in an appearance.