Monday, 17 December 2012

Patchwork Challenge

I thought I would take part in the patchwork challenge next year to try and get me out on the patch more often and to add the records to Birdtrack. The map below shows the patch and I will keep you posted on how I am doing. To be honest outside of the migration period I rarely visit the patch, so it will be interesting to see what I can discover, and add to the patch list. Over the past few years I have averaged around 140 species a year. how many will I see next year? Why not take up the challenge!!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll

Just a few images of "Bird of the Year" for me and one I have longed to see. To say it was confiding is an understatement with the bird so close at one point I could not focus on it with my bins, and it kept on getting closer!