Since my last missive here in mid May I did manage to add swift to the tally (TFFT) but that was all until this week when, to my surprise a couple of buzzards started hanging around on patch.
I had two single birds high over the house at different times earlier in the week, then a pair soaring together the day before yesterday and another single bird yesterday.
YAY! Check out that patch buzzard action!
This may seem lame to UK patchers -- but you can feck right off because buzzards are still scarce enough in this neck of the woods. Would be cool if they decide to stick around.
Cool for raptor conservation of course... but with the fringe benefit that a previously tricky year-tick becomes practically "nailed on".
All of which shenanigans inches me up to a respectable 95.77%.