When a bird hits the national news in such a big way, you know you should probably go for it before your non birding friends and family start asking you embarrassing questions like "Have you been for that Robin in Hartlepool?"
To avoid such questions Kev Du Rose and I made our way to the White-throated Robin this morning and joined the elbowing crowds on a small balcony over looking a garden. The views were okay but hardly enjoyable.
Sitting it out for the early part of the afternoon by the bowling green proofed hugely rewarding though with views of the bird down to four metres and at times crowds down to four as well (which for a third for Britain on the mainland on it's third day, is pretty exceptional!).
Considering the effort I made when in Turkey, back in the day, to see this species it was amazing to see it wandering about under cars on Olive Street!