I've always been rubbish with year lists - I start off with good intentions and then trail off usually somewhere in April.
No such false dawns this year though, as with an unerring predictability and a car full ready to make the journey south for the Brunnich's, the mega-auk did a disappearing act yesterday - that's life.
On the upside this meant yet another festive evening last night and a lie in today.
Managed a pedestrian pootle round the mosses, with Corn Bunts on Plex, and about 1,500 Pinkies between there and Carr Moss.
Small groups of Skylarks in the ploughed fields and up to seven Buzzards up over the coverts in the hard sun.
Dandelions blooming, bumblebees on the wing and Kestrels grabbing invertebrates at the track side.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...