Mediterranean Gull, Upton Warren

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

The 300 Club

a green-winged teal at Slimbridge was my 300th British species

200 Up

A parting shot at the year list was Blaise Estate in Bristol, where rose-ringed parakeets and firecrests have occasionally been reported.

Migrants for the Year List

Five grey wagtails round the New Cut and Floating Harbour, and three swifts were another first for the year list.

Red Grouse, Crib Y Garth

Or Cat’s Back or, most prosaically of all, Black Hill. But in any case the easternmost spur of the Black Mountains.