It would appear that blog apathy is prevalent among us birding bloggers at the moment. Either that or it's just shit everywhere. I suspect it's a bit of both. An indication of just how bad it's been is the fact that I've almost gone a whole year without a lifer. The last tick I had was the very splendid Brown Flycatcher at Flamborough. My chances of making it to 500 by the time I'm forty is looking slim. However if I follow the guidelines of the IQ 40 club then I made it to 500 yonks ago - hurrah I'll expect my certificate in the post Lee.
This weekend sees the dude fest that is the Bird Fair taking place at Rutland Water. However I will be in a field in Chav soaked Essex at the V Festival with lots of great music to enjoy, my personal highlight being Girls Aloud. Blurry photos to follow possibly.
Congratulations to Mr Fray on finding Britain's largest ever flock of Two-barred Crossbills last week at Sumburgh head. I rang to inform him that according to the one eyed prophet his sighting was a new record, only for Rob to be texted 2 minutes later with the joyous news of 9 on Fair Isle.