So its finally here, the long awaited BTO Atlas. Just received my copy this morning in the post. First of all a massive well done to everyone at BTO, a labour of love and surely the most relevant book about birds to be published for many a year. It'll be a fascinating read and in may parts a worrying one. But for the meantime I'm proud to have been able to contribute via my records and, if you don't mind me being a little self-indulgent, through my Firecrest photo on page 494.
My wife Polina has also had her excellent Brent Goose photo included on page 178. These particular ones were feeding on the low tide at the base of Dun Laoghaire East Pier in County Dublin, Ireland.
Now its time to start reading!