Friday 1 January 2016

Cheers all

Well, that was interesting and also informative. I think I've learnt more about bird ID during this year than any other, but then again that's probably because I was actually bothered about what things were, rather than going away and wondering what that "funny wader" was I'd just seen.

Anyway, I took part in the 2015 SFYL purely out of interest to see how many different bird species I'd see when out and about with the dogs, although I suppose I did see a few extras during the peak migration periods when it was always worth a "quick look" at GLE. When I tell the Mrs that I'm going to Broom for a "quick look" she now knows to expect me back probably not until it gets dark.

All that's left is to say a big thank you to all of the other 2015 SFYL participants, and to the other regular Beds Birders, for your patience and good humour with a birding duffer, who will now go back to being a dog walker with a camera that notices birds.

All the best for 2016 and good birding.



  1. You can't just leave Jim? You clearly didn't read the small print. Only death or extraordinary rendition gets you out of it. (apart from if you are Steve Blain- that's known as a Royal Pardon) Looking forward to more 'intel' from the field in 2016.
    HNY all,

  2. Astounding performance Jim. Look forward to more JR finds in 2016!