I knew this would happen. I haven't gone away just yet, but with a few days to get ready the pager put pay to some of that time, for the afternoon and evening anyway. That's due to the discovery of a Cream-coloured Courser at Bradnor Hill in Herefordshire.
No silly, not a cream coloured Corsa!
After getting the car (not a Corsa) serviced and fixed up this morning, off I went at lunchtime. Taking in a most scenic route through Shropshire, down the A49 past Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow and Leominster. Bradnor Hill is west of Leominster, at Kington, almost on the Welsh border. On the hill there is a golf course.
As you can see it's a beautiful setting. Very reminiscent of the Marmora's Warbler site of a couple of years ago, Blorenge in Gwent. The Courser was seen straight away in the rough of the golf course, with an decent-sized audience of admirers already present. Apart the Meadow Pipits that were mobbing it, they weren't too happy. Other birds around included Skylarks, Buzzards, Yellowhammers and a Redstart.
So there you have it. But that's definitely it for now, tarrah.