I have Specsavers Videx hearing aids which are not cheap and while they have definitely improved my hearing with human sounds, it still doesn’t enable me to hear most high pitched passerine calls. Grasshopper warblers are an absolute no go. I can’t hear even when the person next to me says they...
My bird list is larger than my ability primarily due to a twitching blitz in the late ‘90s, but I make it my daily goal to learn from others. I’m sufficiently old to not care about going exposing my weaknesses and I have to say around my new retirement patch in East Lothian, I find the local...
Ok. So I’ve done a bit of stats and I’ve come up with the following. This is up to and including 2018 and includes all the years with 390+ species
1985 401 species
The Eurasian/Green-winged Teal taxonomy habitually seems to go under the radar. For British birders it is probably the commonest tick that causes variation between Clements and the BOU official, I’m 444 on eBird.