No, dear Reader, not last night's Scouser-rant when Spain's third went in, but the thrill of making good for not being able to see yesterday's Red-necked Phalarope.
Shit weekend; weather affected three electrical appliances Chez Liverbirder (Mr Sedgedunum Warbler, when I got back on-line yesterday after a few days off due to a zapped computer, your plight put mine into perspective).
So a night of classical culture at the Sage Gateshead and whilst rushing to get ready, news from the Guv'nor that there was some ornithological excitement, and not too far away, but it might as well have been. No chance of a peek on the way out, nor on the way back - bugger!
A check on t'interweb later suggested it would probably not stick around, so in to work for 6:40 and a check later on trusted BirdGuides and it was there (if you put the report on, thank you). Into the Cruella-mobile, and against the flow of inbound traffic, arrival at 8:10 and one birder who hadn't seen it (yet). And within a few minutes, bird located by moi, with a Common Sandpiper, Lapwings and Starlings.
Now, can anyone mend a TV or a PS3?