Having seen the Cornish Upland Sandpiper in October, I decided not to join the lads on the journey to Somerset.
I was sitting in front of the PC before 9am, with a hot cup of tea, when a Smew was reported on Birdguides, at Lisvane Reservoir, about 10mins from home. Leaving my tea undrunk, and Gill dozing in bed, I drove straight up there, bumped into Phil Bristow, who had reported the bird, a within a minute I was watching and photographing it.
Drove home to find Gill still dozing and my tea still warm. My kind of birding!