I haven't managed to update this blog for a little while due to a serious family commitment. Life has been manic since my return from Croatia on May 18! Just a little taster of my holiday - I managed to see 5 lifers whilst staying near Dubrovnik. These were Rock Partridge (more on these later), Sombre Tit, Alpine Chough, Pygmy Cormorant and Rock Nuthatch. The holiday was made even more interesting by taking trips into Bosnia & Herzegovina and into Montenegro! I hope to write a more fuller report on this trip soon and update my local birding reports which include a very obliging Ross's Gull and a not-so-obliging Whiskered Tern.