With the pager in melt down mode due to the unbelievable horde of avian goodies on those far away Jock Islands, Pod (thats me) is reduced to a brief sojourn out onto the Wizzal in an attempt to boost the flagging Cheshire Year List. Wouldn't it be great just to be able to take a month off and go birding, pick a remote island or headland and thrash it till it coughs up a blocker. Its been long predicted that Orkney should be getting the stuff Shetland gets and whap in one Autumn its had more megas than Scilly has in the past five...and their still coming.
Back to reality and its a Curlew Sandpiper at IMF plus a Razorbill off Leasowe that will have to suffice for now. My attempt at a seawatch was thwarted by a non existent northwesterly, hence no Leach's Petrels or Bonxies just rain and a flat calm sea...bugger!
CHESHIRE YL 185
CHESHIRE LIFE 260 (Razorbill a lifer !!! how embarrassing)
UK YL 246