I like to analyse things so thought I would chart the number of NEW species (FOY species) seen throughout the year in the first and second half of each month. Rather predictably it shows the burst of activity on new year’s day and the fact that migration gets under way in late April … but it’s a fun chart anyway. This is birds on my patch only, by the way.
I shall update it regularly – one point of this nerdiness is that by doing so i will be encouraged to make sure that I winkle out new birds every couple of weeks. Think of the shame of having a zero period!