Last year I kept an eye open for Red Kites – and saw them very often through the year – over 200 days in 2018.
I enjoyed keeping that eye open and wondered what to do this year. So, I’ve decided that I will keep a monthly list of species I see from my home or garden and report back each month.
According to my Birdtrack records I’ve recorded (seen or heard) 56 species since 2007, although I can immediately see that there are a few missing species. For example, I’ve seen hundreds of Herring Gulls fly over, over the years, but it’s never made it onto the list.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker|
My friendly challenge to you, just for fun, is to predict how many species will be on my garden list by the end of 31 December 2019. Just leave a comment here and, if you like, you can tell me which species I might add to the list. To be completely clear – tell me how many species I will have seen between 2007 and the end of 2019 from my house and garden (not how many I will see in 2019 – although since this is just for fun then you can tell me anything you like!).
The first monthly update will be on or shortly after 31 January.