Wow! What a way to start the new year! Here's a few of the highlights from the first three days of the year:
A great way to start the year! Waxwing by Jon Evans
Not a bad list already, and I took the opportunity to try to find a few of these myself today, on my first day back at Minsmere since New Year. I saw some - a redhead smew at Island Mere, the Caspian gull, the three avocets - as well as a few more goodies of my own. Best of these were
Male stonechat by Jon Evans
The velvet scoter, eiders and a few gannets were seen offshore again too, but you really need a scope to spot these.
I gather that our Wildlife Explorers had great fun adding to our New Year's Day list during their New Year Bird Race, too.
If the first four days of the year are anything to go by, we are already well on our way to beating last year's 234 species for Minsmere. We'll certainly have fun trying.
Happy New Year to you all!