Seems I picked the wrong week to be in Dorset. Did have 2 lifers last week though.
Story of my life rich. Replace week with day, hour etc and any place you care to mention on far too many occasions.
At least your trip came up trumps with the Cirls. Anything else was always going to be a bonus but it is always so frustrating when something turns up days after you have left. (or leaves just before you arrive). On my first recent trip back to Scotland the Aberdeen Harlequin duck decided to do a runner (or should that be Flyer) about a week before we got there, and there was an Icterine Warbler that did the same the day before we arrived. And for the sake of my sanity, I try not to think about the Citril Finch that rocked up around the time we had just got back to Leicester having left the car park at Wells about three hours earlier.:gn:
Its all part and parcel of being a birder I suppose.