Hope I won't be done under the trade descriptions Act, as this is an East Yorkshire Birding blog, but this post displays & discusses birds which I've never seen in East Yorkshire, and all of these pics were taken over the border! Woke up at 2.55 (1.55 in old money) & couldn't get back to sleep again - must have been too excited!!! Knew there was a possibility of Black Grouse today, and I wasn't to be disappointed. Saw a pair of males sparring and others dotted about the landscape, but none as clearly as the marvellous shot Marcus managed at the top of this post. Had drumming Snipe at the same location, plus Curlew, Meadow Pipit and a cryptic Buzzard. Went on a few miles and had a minimum of 4 Goshawk giving fairly close views & occasionally displaying spectacularly; plus more Buzzards and Mistle Thrush, Siskin and Meadow Pipt again. We went on to another location to try for Ring Ouzel, which we failed to see, but we did have views of Grey Wagtail, Dipper and my first Wheatears of the year. Finally, on to Nosterfield where the highlight was a Red-necked Grebe, but there was a good scattering of other wildfowl and a couple of waders. However, the best feature of the day was the company of a great group of good-natured birders with no outsize egos! We did manage to see at least 10 Barn Owls in the first hour of travel this morning & another on the way home, and as they were all on home territory, at least the last sentence fulfills the remit of the blog!