Sunday 31st January.
I know from experience that it takes about 45 minutes to get to Whitby from my sister's house in Teesside. So I took a bit of a detour on the way home, to Newholm in North Yorkshire, a couple of miles outside Whitby, to see the female Black-Throated Thrush.
Once again, it's another rare thrush found in someone's garden.
The thrush showed well straight away, and for the duration of the hour that I was there. Certainly some well-stocked feeders in these gardens, including 2 Willow Tits with the more usual garden fayre. But for just an hour's birding out of a whole weekend, that's not bad eh?