Other highlights were nightingales aplenty at CWP, a short-eared owl hunting at Holme and a male golden pheasant while nearly getting rear-ended in Geri's jeep as we joined the B1440 at Wolferton. A day in the West Country collecting hoopoe, laughing gull; green-winged teal; lesser scaup, glaucous gull, Iceland gull and great northern diver was pretty good too.
Lowlights were dipping aquatic warbler at Uskmouth and dusky warbler and American wigeon while in Cornwall, and the absent, long-staying lesser yellowlegs at Thornham.
Some glaring omissions from the year's paltry 182 total were whinchat (again); spotted flycatcher; wheatear (honest) and plenty of other 'easy' species too.
It shouldn't be too much trouble to do a little better in 2008!