Water Rail only appeared once or twice in my early 'dogging years but one squealing yesterday morning from marshy along Blackdog Burn made it four years running now. Indeed most have been late autumn/early winter birds at this same spot.
No bankers left now. Need two species to pass Shaky's current score which should be easy enough but how many more can he get???
Also, during a quiet weekend at the patch, I got to thinking about the overall Blackdog list - i.e. my 187 species and whatever anyone else has seen. Including all dodgy non-submitted claims I know of, it came in at 200, which is a nice round milestone I reckon.