In this case, the Ring-necked Parakeet I saw this morning at Prestwick. I have only ever seen one once before, many, many years ago near Horton Grange before I was infected with Ornithophilia! But today the little fella was at Prestwick feeding on newly opened sycamore buds. Yummy, yummy!
I then went for a walk up the Carrs for half an hour before work. Travelling north from Mayfair House towards the sentry box was a joy. It was sunny, still and cool, with Yellowhammer and Willow Warbler to my right, then Sedge Warbler followed by Grasshopper Warbler reeling. Further down before the gate, Common Whitethroat in the hedge to my left, with cracking views, and in the horse field behind, at least 15 Wheatears (they were very mobile and I couldn't get my right sock and shoe off quick enough to allow me to count upto 20!).
And this evening, an hour at Blyth opposite the mouth of Sleek Burn was very pleasant and productive. The mudflats had hods of Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank and Oytercatcher. There were a few common Gulls, Shelduck and Curlew. And the most rewarding find was a Greenshank, plus a Common Whitethroat on the track leading to the boat yard.