Nope, I’ve not been to see the stunning looking bird in Herefordshire, but it’s appearance has given me a good excuse to take a trip down memory lane and look at some of my pics of the bird I saw on Scillies back in 2004. It remains one of the best birds I’ve ever been lucky enough to see in Britain, definitely in my top 5 of all time. I would love to see the current adult in Herefordshire but I don’t think I’ll get the chance, as usual I’m stuck at work…..which sucks….
The scillies bird sadly perished but it gave unbeatable views to hundreds of admirers during it’s month-long stay. And to be honest there is nowhere I’d sooner see a Courser than on the beautiful Isles of Scilly. Well apart from Burgh Marsh maybe!!… Amazingly it is already on the Cumbria list, an adult male was shot at Grune Point in October 1947. A bit before my time unfortunately!