Shock horror theres life in the old Patch year list yet. Having not added a new species since Spot Fly way back in May almost 7 weeks ago I managed to find 3 Common Tern bombing around the mere yesterday afternoon. Only a grip back but at least I'm still up there...just! Gregsy somehow has stealthed his way into second place even though he's spent more time overseas than patch bashing.
Down at Neumanns a quick on route to work look in had me finding a 3rd summer (I think) Yellow Legged Gull much to the gripping of Robbo who'd just birded the flash. Two finds and a patch year tick not a bad haul in 7 weeks!! roll on the return wader passage.
phonescoped record shot of yesterdays obliging Yellow legged Gull moulting its coverts yes
PATCH YEAR LIST - 131
TOTAL PYL - 145
SELF FOUND PYL - 111
GARDEN YL still not seen a Swift! - 48