Such was the draw of this bird even Mr Conlin left the Wirral to twitch it along with his personal chauffer Frank! Many other familiar faces put in an appearance during the time we were there and everyone went away supremely happy. This bird was a first for mainland Britain.
On top of all this exitement I finally caught up with an elusive Firecrest in Stanney Woods. Probably the same 'probable' that I'd heard and seen briefly flying through the garden early morning on both the 19th & 23rd September.