Sometimes you get a bit of luck, today being no exception. I was due to join the local RSPB group on their long weekend visit to the Farnes and Northumberland today and since this little beauty turned up on Monday, I had been hoping it would hang around for me to catch up with en-route. This it did, the bird disappearing before mid-day and then seen for a short period in the evening and then again the following morning. The gathered throng around the bowling green in Olive Street, Hartlepool grew to epic proportions early in the week where scenes of panic, joy, wall-climbing and commerardary have probably not been seen in Hartlepool since war-time! The first White-throated Robin to grace the UK was in 1983 on the Isle of Man, the second in 1990 on Skokholm island, this being the 3rd and 1st mainland twitchable bird.