Well after best part of two weeks away carrying out investigations into whether there is any truth in Captain Haddock's suggestion that Heerman;s Gulls are finer than Med Gulls, I returned today looking forward to a run of migrant additions. There was standard fayre in the form of Swallow, Sand Martin, Willow Warbler and Wheatear but far nicer were a couple of fine Rouzel-douzels on the Rifle Range:
And then - big bonus, when adding up my scores on the big spreadsheet of Satto's stats, I noticed no fewer than five more species that I had omitted to add in recent weeks. The joy was like finding a forgotten £20 note in a pair of jeans that have been in the wash pile for a few months.
Now 84 species (= 66.67%)