Mike and Brian stayed at the Fen, while I carried on to Buckenham. No sign of yesterday's Whimbrel or Wood Sandpipers, but I did add Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, Buzzard, Ruff, Avocet and a straggler Pink-footed Goose to the day's haul!
I was amused to read some of the comments online about last weekend's various Bird Races: the four years I took part with 'Cley Casuals' back in the early nineties we scored around 150 on each occasion. In those days there was a handicapping system, so we only won outright once: I seem to recall that somewhere in the Home Counties with a good handicap came first with House Sparrow, Feral Pigeon and Starling! I think the main reason we did so much better than modern 'racers' is that the event was always staged on the third weekend in May: lots more chance for migrants / vagrants to arrive!