However a couple of weeks ago I had a trip out to see if I could see a Red Backed Shrike, and after about 2 hours it was a no show, however I did pick up on a swift which circled the area a Potash Mine in Cleveland.
A swift at this time of year is very unusual, and I informed 2 other birders and we all thought it was a Pallid Swift, fairly light underneath, it was by all means not a definite Pallid, but a likely one, others had been reported in the country at the same time.
I then took a trip down to South Gare where there was a Grey Phalarope and a Slavonian Grebe reported.
The grebe was over a mile away - I could not have definitely identified that either, but others said it was. The Phalarope was different, it was coming to within 20 feet as it fed on insects? coming of the seaweed and in the water.
What a show off it was, and it was this time last year that one turned up in exactly the same place