I was standing on the plateau having a cigarette at 10:30 this morning (ok, so I've started smoking again, but it has it's plus points) when I heard a familiar autumnal call overhead, ''viiiss!....viiss!'' Two birds flying over north, but only one - so far as I could tell - was calling. In rubbish light, they appeared dark, but there was no mistaking the call.
After a week's constant dawn vis-migging without adding anything new, I decided against it today and scored a tick when least expected. About time I contributed something - and it wasn't the Stonechat, SEO or Hawfinch (outside bet that one) that I was hoping for. 138 (STA).