Well, that was interesting and also informative. I think I've learnt more about bird ID during this year than any other, but then again that's probably because I was actually bothered about what things were, rather than going away and wondering what that "funny wader" was I'd just seen.
Anyway, I took part in the 2015 SFYL purely out of interest to see how many different bird species I'd see when out and about with the dogs, although I suppose I did see a few extras during the peak migration periods when it was always worth a "quick look" at GLE. When I tell the Mrs that I'm going to Broom for a "quick look" she now knows to expect me back probably not until it gets dark.
All that's left is to say a big thank you to all of the other 2015 SFYL participants, and to the other regular Beds Birders, for your patience and good humour with a birding duffer, who will now go back to being a dog walker with a camera that notices birds.
All the best for 2016 and good birding.