First day of the new year brought 25 species to the garden or as fly overs the garden. No images for a change just a list of some of the highs..... and a few lows
A male Blackbird was the first bird of 2011. The highlight certainly the 6 Siskin that appeared in with a flock of around a dozen Lesser Redpoll. The winter Pied Wagtail returned, as did a single Fieldfare on the apples, while 2 Redwing took shelter from the rain in the trees.
The pair of Robins fought with a single visiting Robin over territory, while a Wren spent much of the afternoon foraging in and around the patio.
The lows: The male Blackcap that has been a regular for December did not show, nor did the county scarce Mealy Redpoll.... Mistle & Song Thrush are noticable absentees also.