Twenty years ago this autumn I saw one of the rarest species on my British list. Far rarer than the Wallcreepers that I always bang on about. And yet this species seems to have faded from my memory bank, never brought out to parade before the birding youth that I meet from time to time. It was a startlingly good looking bird. What was it? A male Red-throated Thrush. You can see an image of the very same bird here. Not bad, is it? So why has this particular bird dropped off of my radar? No idea.
*If you click through to the image, it is dated September 1993. It was, in fact, 1994.