First showing at Meare Heath, part of Shapwick Heath NNR, two weekends ago, the bird had disappeared overnight
Civilisation has been on the way downhill ever since.
The last thing I wanted on January 1st was to find a species that had eluded me the previous twelve months, so I stayed safely in Bristol.
England has a second, mini-Lake District, or more accurately a Mere District
Five grey wagtails round the New Cut and Floating Harbour, and three swifts were another first for the year list.