The ones I should have found....
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Great White Egret
The ones I would like to find.....
Dusky Warbler - I've done one half of the two (Radde's) but need this to complete the set. One every finder needs to do at some stage.
Pacifc Golden Plover - rare and an ID challenge - that moment when you realise everything fits neatly into place must be bliss.
Blyth's Reed Warbler - ditto Pacifc Goldie.
1st for Britain - the vast majority will not do it, but it's good to dream....could I already have (co-) done it.... (shot by M Newsome)
Red-flanked Bluetail - one of the orginal dream sibes, and although (nearly) everyone is finding them these days, it would still be great.
Blackpoll Warbler - surely a yank passerine is a must? I could have picked any, but a Blackpoll is more likely than most.
something silly - Little Bustard, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Hawk Owl, Pallas's Sandgrouse....need I say more?
Arctic Warbler - unlike it's eastern counterparts Greenish, Dusky and Radde's, it remains genuinely rare.
The ones I wouldn't like to find...(only kidding)
Tengmalm's Owl on private land - best not go there
flypast Herald Petrel - unlucky
Slender-billed Curlew - life changing, 10 years later and the saga continues
1998 Wilson's Snipe - are the orignal finders still alive?
Kermadec Petrel under a tree - who would believe you?