Friday, 1 January 2010

2009 Report.

Firstly, Happy New Year everyone I hope 2010 exceeds 2009 for you all. I have only three resolutions 1. Lose weight so I can enjoy my birding more, 2. stop biting my nails (every year) and three get out and about more so I see more and photograph more.

2009 was a poor year for me in birding numbers, only 124birds were seen this year although there were some lifetime firsts for me including, Long billed Dowitcher, Corn Bunting, Yellow Wagtail, American Wigeon, Chough and Puffin.

I did not make the most of the four months I spent on the road in my motorhome and I did not go to Scotland. I am disappointed but aim to recify that this year.

I have a small wish list, Bittern, Golden Eagle and Otter. I want photos of all three if I can.

Anyway I hope you all have a great year and I look forward to seeing you all out and about.

Happy New Year 2010.

Thursday, 31 December 2009

A Garden First.

The poor weather continues and I am still having to do my photography from my house. However this has given me another garden first.

A pair of Goldfinch turned up in my garden today, I have a Nyger feeder up and for almost two months nothing has come to it. Today was different and the Goldfinch bring my garden total so far to 13 not including the Green Woodpecker or the Tawny Owl that were just beyond my garden boundary.

At some point I would like Greenfinch, Siskin, and Chaffinch, all birds I had in my last garden.