Civilisation has been on the way downhill ever since.
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.
England has a second, mini-Lake District, or more accurately a Mere District
Five grey wagtails round the New Cut and Floating Harbour, and three swifts were another first for the year list.
An entirely distinct species, endemic to the Canaries, and the first lifer of the holiday