My first stop was for the great northern diver off Woodford Lodge
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
Great skua is a species that draws crowds, especially inland at Chew Valley Lake
There was a consistent posse of watchers for this corner of Gloucestershire