There'll be no updates from Druridge for a little while. I'm all packed for my flight tomorrow to Fuerteventura, hopefully picking up the houbara bustards displaying and the Fuerteventura chat and you never know, maybe a oddity along the way. A yellow-billed stork has been hanging about there, that would be a nice addition to my western palearctic list!
I am quite relaxed about going away in February, it's a reasonably safe bet that nothing mega will turn up on the patch whilst I'm away. I've not recovered from the stress of last years glossy ibis turning up when I was in Spain and still go through bouts of depression at the thought of the lesser yellowlegs I missed when I was in China in 2008.