I thought I'd give a go to the Bird Watching magazine #My200BirdYear count for the New Year.
I'm notoriuosly bad at keeping records and as I was helping Dave Thomas lead a walk on the Camel trail on New Years Day morning I thought it might be a good idea.
Anyway I started off with 33 species for Day 1 so only another 167 to go!
It was crappy wet weather so my only photo is "one I took earlier" of a peregrine which put on a great show coosing the group of ravens that looked to have been on a sheep carcass in the fields.
I now know the group of ravens to be "an unkindness" of ravens! Thanks Mike Scawin!
So here are my first birds from 1/1/2017, not necessarily in the order spotted!
Black headed Gull,
Great Black backed Gull,
Black Tailed Godwit,
33 and counting........