Miraflores, Lima

West Peruvian doves pulled me out of bed and became my first lifer of the trip

Normandy Marsh, Lymington

Lagoons dot this stretch of coast all the way to Keyhaven

Radipole Lake, Weymouth

This must be the easiest way to put Mediterranean gull on anyone’s car-free list.

New Cut, Bristol

Rarities are great crested grebe, grey heron, merlin, raven, reed warbler, mistle thrush and linnet

Mediterranean Gull, Upton Warren

The darker-hooded, brighter-billed bird, as obvious as you like, even through binoculars