A year of working my new patch in Bristol has only just unearthed this common species
Right next to the Avon Gorge, my standard walk round the Downs should have produced ravens by now
Civilisation has been on the way downhill ever since.
This year has started warm and energetic. Gales swept in from the Atlantic by a jet stream that’s misbehaving again.
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.