When I received the MEGA alert for the Collared Fly' at Holme it was 45 minutes before having to go to work for my first night shift.....DAMN
I decided I would go straight from work the next morning and travel up hoping that the bird would by some remote chance stay.
So I headed off for Holme and on arrival the news was not good, the bird had not been seen at all. I decided to stay and do some searching anyway, it would relieve some of the traffic on the roads before I headed home.....DAMN DIPPED
So I arrived home at midday with only a couple of hours sleep under my belt since Sunday morning, half a tank of petrol less, in need of a shower and trying to perk myself up for the next night shift. Birding eh!... DAMN..DIPPED..and DREARY EYED...