Sunday, 1 September 2013


Lightning does strike twice as the patch is graced by our second (and Cheshire's second)


Found by Mr T and id'd by Mr B the Curlew Sandpiper that I went to see for the patch year list turned into something more special. BOOM what a stonker!
A moulting adult to be precise so it might not even be direct form the USA but a wandering Euro bird maybe.

Time to with joy!!!........get in!

The locals in jovial mood as the news spreads and people from all over start arriving.

On the 'viewing' mound its difficult to tell the birders from the trees...surely its time for a trim up there?

A 47th record for the UK if it gets accepted by the BBRC and CAWOS (whoever they are?)

My 198th patch bird...getting close to the 200 club.