Wednesday 2nd June and I'm casually surfing (with two hands!) when the pager flashes and informs me of not one but two SPOONBILLS on Neumann's...showing well right now. I know its only a year tick but the buzz due to the adrenalin surge a pending twitch creates is brill. Ten minutes later I'm stood in Bund Hide next to the man formerly known as BT Dave who found (and put out the news top bloke) said Spooners. Two adults in breeding dress rapidly assuming that usual Spoonbill pose of fast asleep long legged white blobs...whap!
As we're laughing cos some of the chasing pack are on holiday or working abroad an unfamiliar call is heard overhead. A Turnstone (2nd of the year) flys over chased by one of the local LRPs...nice!
With plenty of Red foots in (oh for a patch one), flocks of Bee-eaters, Marmora's Warbler, a roaming Booted Eagle!!, something dodgy nesting on Shetland?? Trumpy Finch, Thrush Nightingale etc in the Country surely the listing gods will shine on us over 500 chaps and send a blocker our way. Especially as I'm in between jobs again (arse!)
MARBURY 2010 YEAR LIST - 124 (94.7% of total 131)