What a struggle 2021 was; visit after visit of tedium and no rewards. A hand full of full fat patch ticks included a little grebe, marsh harrier and spotted redshank. A lack of migrants in either spring or autumn left big gaps in the annual totals with not even a yellow-browed warbler gracing any of the patch bushes.
The year ended on 110 species and 91.67%
Thankfully, tomorrow we all start again.
Well done to Derek Nimmo for winning the mallard and congrats to Seppy for finding a bucketful of quality birds this year (...again). A blackpoll on your patch is always going to win you Ol' snowy (...again).
Happy days and a Happy New Year.