Spooktacular – Halloween to remember

I’ve said lots of times that I “Don’t twitch off mainland Great Britain”. I have broken that principle twice before, for Siberian Rubythroat on Shetland 10 years ago and Sandhill Crane on Orkney in September 2009. The Crane twitch had the added bonus of connecting with Yellow-billed Cuckoo. The distance, time involved and of course the expense of getting off mainland is often too much for me to consider. Not to be forgotten is the ability to put a 3-4-man team together, which is something I’m finding hard to do, especially since the retirement of my twitching partner for the…