I am suffering from bird deprivation!
I’ve seen under 90 species of bird so far this year. My visit to the Exe Estuary and a boat trip was rained off. My visit to the north Norfolk coast was rained off. My visit to the Nene Washes was curtailed by the rain.
I was so desperate that I went for a walk in a wood – a wood! In January! My walk of just over an hour provided me with 13 species – the same as the hour spent looking at my own garden in BGBW – and quite a large overlap of species too.
February has got to be better than this – please.
But three quarters of the species I have seen have been within a few miles of home and that’s something about which I am quite pleased.
Tell me you are having a richer start to your 2014 year of wildlife… You must be!