My first bird of the year (both by sound + sight) was Robin in the garden.
Went round couple of my local patches. If I'd stayed at home would have probably added Greenfinch but getting much harder to see these elsewhere locally. Only added House Sparrow when I got home just before it was getting dark.All from a west London suburb:
Was hoping for a decent day out today but the forecast of rain for most of the day (+ tomorrow!) put paid to that. As it was only dull this morning with light drizzle in the wind decided to pop down to the London Wetland Centre for a couple of hours. Added:
Birding is my main focus, (although it tends to take a back seat in the warmer months when I'm chasing Dragons and Butterflies) so I feel I should add my list here. I'm not a competitive lister, or even much of a twitcher, but I do keep a list, so I'll add it here.
There was a time when I'd be out on New Years Day and try to see as many species as possible, but I found it left me with nothing to focus on until March, so now I just go out and see what I see and then filling in the obvious gaps can be a project until March.