Sora, Attenborough, Nottinghamshire December 2004
A day-trip that almost did not happen - I slept in, we missed the M18 junction, navigated through a busy Nottingham... and then bird performed impeccably, so we headed off to Titchwell in Norfolk for Coue's arctic redpoll, king eider and black-winged stilt. The joys of December twitches! The obscured image above was taken with the Canon 10D and 100- 400mm.
We are still gripped by winter in the north-east of England, with blizzard conditions making the journey to nightshift ever-so-interesting. Great unseasonal birds continue though - with the hoopoe found in Durham and today, a stone curlew on the Farne Islands!