An ace birding friend has just reminded me that the three month “Winter Birding” period commences today and runs up to the end of February … last winter I told myself that i would take the challenge this winter but now it is this winter and I am nowhere near ready to get down to it (blame self-destructing septic tanks and other matters) so I shall simply continue to keep my regular local patch-birding list and potter along as usual.
Otherwise, this winter’s list consists of whatever came to the feeders today – which wasn’t what it could have been as a neighbour’s cat has visited several times to sit and stare. Nice cat but with bad habits.
But – before the river freezes over I must get out and check the local waterways for interesting ducks. Maybe in a couple of day’s time i will be able to. Blame builders.