Because we were in the right general area we went for and got Britain’s only known Desert Wheatear which swapped a real desert for Scotland’s eastern coast. The shingle beach might be similar in appearance but surely much damper. What will become of the little star?
This bird has been a long stayer – over two months now. You cannot help wonder at the irony. This bird has given me and many others such pleasure yet it is in a parlous position.