Millionth bird sighting for BirdGuides
Britain's premier rare news service was all set to announce its millionth sighting via its text alerts and website, and everyone in the shared Birdwatch/BirdGuides office was waiting to see what that report would be. The phone rang, and it was Ian Lycett, birding on his day off over King George V Reservoir, Greater London. This serendipitous sighting involved a Black Tern on the south basin of the reservoir (plus a good count of 24 Arctic Terns through). So, not the mega we all had our fingers crossed for ...
And there it is! Our 1,000,000th record is a Black Tern at King George V Reservoir, London, seen by @BirdwatchNews' Ian Lycett!— BirdGuides (@BirdGuides) May 1, 2014
In honour of this milestone, BirdGuides is running a Twitter competition throughout the entire long weekend. Go to the @Birdguides Twitter account and retweet the recurring competition message and post your own bird news, and you could win book and equipment prizes worth £100.