Managed a sneaky widweek visit down Blackdog way yesterday. Never seen so many waders in my life - not at Blackdog anyway. Best was a mobile flock of 16 Grey Plovers, 150 Dunlin and 5 Knot. All year ticks. Have only ever seen one and two of Grey Plover before and only about every other year or so. Don't know off hand what previous high Dunlin count was but I'm guessing this may double it. Was there some almighty snenanigans on the Ythan to push them my way?
A handful of staple stuff last weekend too and I am propelled into a top half of the table position. Getting vertigo even writing about it.
By the way - had no qualms last autumn adding a 2-month-out-of-cage Sea Eagle to the list. Will I get drummed out of the league for indescent behaviour or are such indiscretions positively celebrated?