First post and asking for help! Apart from a brief flirtation with Waxwings in 1966 my birding began in earnest in 1983. Around that time I bought the Shell Guide (which was great in its day) and here I am 26 years later with a UK list of a modest 343 (Savi's Warbler this week!).
My ambition is to see the 263 'regulars' in the book and I am now just 5 short - these are:
Lady A's phesant
Now I know that LA's P is allegedly extinct but I would still like to see one - are they still around the traditional sites in Buckinghamshire? Barred Warbler is pot luck (already spent a considerable time looking off Buzza Tower on St Mary's to no avail). Snow Goose, again I need to trek to Scotland or North Norfolk in winter. Which leaves me with Quail and Marsh Warbler. I realise the latter is certainly sensitive but would be grateful for any advice on where to see these two birds.
I am in Hampshire by the way. For Marsh Warbler I might be prepared to donate some money to a birding charity if someone can show me one (or their pocket - or in beer tokens!!).
Hope someone can help, it would be great to be able to have seen them all, although I realise that the 263 have now changed - I believe Tawny Pipit would be on there now (not seen) and Ring billed Gull (have seen a few).
Many thanks in advance for your help - please feel free to PM / e-mail me in case of sensitivity etc etc.