The Western Bonelli's Warbler on the first of September was the rarest bird of the year. By the end of 2008 there had still been fewer than 100 birds assigned to this species, six of which had occurred on Bardsey. Indeed four of the first nine recorded in the UK were trapped on Bardsey during the period 1959-1962. (c) Richard Brown
A small collection of scarcities from earlier in the year. If you head back through this blog there'll be plenty of information about them. (c) Richard Brown
And the best bird we've seen this year, by a mile? Well done Chris...
And you said our Sab's was a mega-tick! Congratulations again. (c) Richard Brown