Been waiting at home for a few days now, waiting for news of a bird that I need to turn up near-ish home.
Watching Invictus with Mum and Dad when a vibration in the pocket told of a message on my mobile.
Iceland gull at Bartley Reservoir! Need it and will hopefully see it tomorrow.
It feels like fate. Bill Oddie's teenage patch; Bartley Reservoir to the west of Birmingham, a concrete basin with a gull roost.
From there the intention is to go to the Wyre Forest to try for lesser spotted wodpecker before heading north to get to Park Hall, near Stoke for Long-eared owl.
Will I get all three? Wait and see.
At least the weather's changed and there's a chance.