Yes indeedy folks, it is with huge amounts of aplomb that I can announce that Mr Derek Nimmo has finally managed to win the much-coveted Golden Mallard, after something like his 4th or 5th attempt.
Despite only spending approximately 6 weekends visiting his Wanstead patch in 2015, he has somehow managed to claim to see enough species to actually win the amayzing prize (worth 50 rag on ebay, let's not forget).
Anyway, goodness knows when I'll be able to wrestle the trophy out of Basil Faulty's sweaty and somewhat pudgy mitts, and post it all the way to Wanstead, but I'll see what I can do. A brown envelope would probably help the situation...
Until next time, a bientot et bon chance!