My two boys have gone back, one to University and the other to the Royal Marines...and this week from today he is sleeping out somewhere on the moors in the west country in this freezing cold weather doing a three and half day field exercise. I know he chose his career but I can't imagine why at the moment. It's all about endurance and they really do put them through the mill.
Walking Wrecks the dog today and I saw a Redwing, I haven't seen one of these for years, we used to get them in the garden with Fieldfares many years back but not now.
My list of birds I saw on the Christmas to New Year challenge was:
Black headed Gull
Ring collared dove
I would like to challenge myself to see more birds this year and have gone for a target of 100 birds, I'm not sure if this is a realistic target as I only managed 65 in 2008. We have joined the RSPB so will visit a few reserves this year also joined the National Trust...now I'm really worried that middle age is setting in!