The last thing I wanted on January 1st was to find a species that had eluded me the previous twelve months, so I stayed safely in Bristol.
Spread below me, a mist blanketed the landscape, as far as the Mendips
Saturday’s individual in Bishopston lived up to its name with a pleasant bullfinch hue
a green-winged teal at Slimbridge was my 300th British species
A parting shot at the year list was Blaise Estate in Bristol, where rose-ringed parakeets and firecrests have occasionally been reported.