On perusing the Birdwatch Mag website today I find that the BOU have added two new lifers to my list.
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus ( used to be maura?) Seen several, my first being at Newbiggin in Oct 1990 in a massive fall. Previously Saxicola torquatus maura/stejnegeri 'lumped' with Stonechat Saxicola torquata.
Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius numenius One seen on St Mary's Isles of Scilly in Sept 08 or 09? Previously this was the American race of Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus, lumped with Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus.
This brings my bird lists to -
BOU British 399 ( oh yes...what will it be, and mores to the point - when?)