I often read blogs and get envy about how great everyone else's birding experience seems to be compared to mine. Superlative phrases such as 'boom', 'the best day ever', 'with such a good group of people' etc seem to be the norm with some. And so, welcome to my world that is London birding - where the phrases 'it's all about context' and 'I really need to see a Casp' are the most often used. Surely others must have the same experiences... so instead of the 4 Red-footed Falcons, Alpine Swift and Red-rumped Swallow dished up at Spurn today, my two days of birding in London have comprised a couple of Grasshopper Warblers and a handful of Yellow-legged Gulls.
Grasshopper Warbler Rainham Marshes, London 27th May 2017
adult Yellow-legged Gull Thamesmead, London 27th May 2017
Guess it really is all about context. May need to get out of the big city at some point soon!