I've had a pretty good start to my "year list" of birds and garden visitors.
On 1 January, in the garden the list numbered 14
then later on, following a visit to Kew Gardens, I added another 8
So the total for New Year's day was: 22
Then (as you know from the previous post) I had a birding day in Essex on 2nd and managed to add another 31
and today? I added 2 new birds. Delighted that the Nuthatch has paid a return visit and I had a very rare visit from a pied wagtail - I do hope 2009 continues to bring all these "seldom seen" visitors!
So this makes my year total 55 at the close of play on Saturday 3 January 2009.
I've also noticed a regular visitor is this Blue Tit with a deformed beak (not a very good pic)
Today's final new visitor - Pied Wagtail - whey hey!
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