Rarities are great crested grebe, grey heron, merlin, raven, reed warbler, mistle thrush and linnet
a green-winged teal at Slimbridge was my 300th British species
A parting shot at the year list was Blaise Estate in Bristol, where rose-ringed parakeets and firecrests have occasionally been reported.
I’ve only seen once in the USA, versus seven times this side of the Atlantic
Another Friday evening dash from work to Chew Valley Lake to catch a bird