Hmm. Where to start. Its been a bit of an up and down period since i last updated. Plenty of summer migrants to catch up with and equally as many good scarcities. I managed a superb male Ring Ouzel (164) whilst waiting (in anticipation) for the roaming Golden Eagle (165) which eventually soared over after a two hour vigil on March 23rd. Spring migrants followed with Swallow (166) on 31st, Manx Shearwater (167)and Sandwich Tern (168) on 8th April, Willow Warbler (169)from my back garden on 8th. An extremely unsuccesful trip for Gull-billed Tern, Sub-alp and Woodchat on the 11th was further ruined by the fog and the fact i missed alol of the aforementioned. The Whitethroat (170) felt like little consolation as i trudged back, wet through, to the car at Trevilley!! I did manage to get a Sedge Warbler (171)the same afternoon after taking the kids to the park at Copperhouse.
The bike into work on the 13th April proved dividends when I got Grasshopper Warbler (172) whilst passing Loggans Moor NR. Finally, after three attempts, I caught up with the 1w Bonapartes Gull (173) at Cooperhouse Creek this evening. Some you win.........as they say!