Now for the important stuff. BIRDS.
2015 was another good year on patch with a few scarce birds being added to my patch list. Also it was another successful year of conservation locally with the fantastic maintenance of Black Hole Marsh and the surrounding areas bringing in heaps of birds. I did manage to get out for a couple of twitches this year but I will keep this post about the Patch as that's where my main interest firmly lies. I missed a few good birds this year due to business trips, but thankfully none of them were patch ticks (particularly Bittern, Spotted Crake & Wryneck). My patch ticks this year were:
Barnacle Goose (yes really...)
Other notable (locally scarce) species were:
Wood Sandpiper (34 at once!)
Here's a few pics of some of the aforementioned species:
|Baird's Sandpiper (natural reflection)|
|Wood Sandpiper x 2 (natural reflections)|
|Curlew Sandpiper x 2 (natural reflections)|
So that's a wrap!
2016 promises to be a very exciting year for me with my new jobs, roles and responsibilities; hopefully it'll be exciting on the bird front as well!
All the best for 2016 everyone - I hope you all have a healthy and prosperous year!