It's been a while since I last posted anything and Seppy has been on my back
asking for demanding an update. The problem being is that there's not been much to say.
November brought in another four patch ticks for the year, the best of the bunch being a long-eared owl caught and ringed. Since then I've managed another two long-ears, two short-ears and a few barn owls.
My few attempts at sea watching have proven fruitless aside from eider, which are usually got in January. A snow bunting on the 1st November is less than annual on the patch, so a bit of a bonus bird and great spotted woodpecker is also less than annual and a species during late summer and early autumn, so I thought I'd missed it for the year.
The woodpecker was my 125th species of the year, my highest ever total.
Since the end of November a dawning realisation has crept over me and acceptance that the mallard would be off to pastures new (or a recording studio) and the six species I still need to get in order to avoid the inevitable just ain't going to happen.
I've been stuck on 125 for over a month now and 111.01%