Had a trip out to see if I could find Snow Buntings as there had been plenty reported, but first went down the North Gare road see if any Short Eared Owls about yet, but no look. When I pulled up at the Zinc Road a couple mentioned that they had heard there were snow buntings on the beach somewhere, so I had a walk with them - nice friendly couple! Ian Forrest was also on the beach so we knew we were in the right area - and of course he spotted the snow buntings 17 of them, there were fairly approachable, they would take off then land somewhere close by.
2 Peregrines were sat on the Power Station - keeping warm next to the pipes.
Then onto Saltholme where there were Black Tailed Godwits, Little Egrets, Teal, Gadwall, Merlin and Sparrowhawk also a Mediterranean Gull with Black Headed Gulls up at Newburn Bridge