The darker-hooded, brighter-billed bird, as obvious as you like, even through binoculars
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.
Five grey wagtails round the New Cut and Floating Harbour, and three swifts were another first for the year list.
Or Cat’s Back or, most prosaically of all, Black Hill. But in any case the easternmost spur of the Black Mountains.