Earlier the same month I actually saw two of my bogey birds on Shetland - a really showy White’s Thrush and our very own self found Lanceolated Warbler!
Another welcome addition was the long staying American Coot at Loch Flemington. Although classed by some as an uninspiring bird it’s still a real rarity with less than 10 UK records. Cretzchmars Bunting, Short-toed Eagle & Spectacled Warbler were also excellent birds to catch up with.
My twitching career goes all the way back to my teenage years spent in Suffolk during the 1970’s whilst my Cheshire list started in 1979 when I went to Manchester University. I can’t claim that Desert Warbler was my 1st Cheshire tick but it was certainly near the top of the list!