So, 7 new birds to take me to 500. Who'd 'ave thought it? Certainly not me. It was an amazing and unforgettable Spring.
...and to think, it could have been 9/10!!!
If my trip to Shetland had materialized I'd have connected with the THICK-BILLED WARBLER (8)
If I'd deserted my beloved Scilly I could have been looking at a WILSON'S WARBLER (9) on Lewis.
If I'd had belief in the CHESNUT BUNTING? I didn't.
P.S. I could have made an attempt for the MOLTONI'S WARBLER on Blakeney Point. A combination of a SIX mile walk on shingle (beyond me at the moment) and again, a less than passionate belief in the split meant the attempt was not undertaken...and there'll be another...more accessible one!