Things have been pretty quiet lately so not much for the blog, decided to have a run up to the Farne Islands to catch up with a few birds not on our year list. Had a bit of late start and had problems getting parked when we got there. Eventually got on a short trip to the islands as we were short on time, brilliant weather but the birds were in short supply as many had already moved off to sea. Wish we could have stayed longer but never mind. Back on the main land we spotted our first Painted lady of the year, on our way back to the car. Then off to Cresswell where we caught up with the Stilt Sandpiper another one on the life list!