Summary of 2016

I have managed to see 136 species of bird this year.  I think one of the best species I’ve seen this year is the ring ouzel at Lightwood, and the most impressive was probably the sea eagle in Scotland.  One of the species that’s really frustrated me is the red kite, which unfortunately I haven’t managed to see.  Another bird that has proved difficult to see is the jay.  We went on a trip to Blackrocks where we were sure we were going to see them but didn’t.  I hope to see even more species in 2017, including lesser spotted woodpecker.  I also hope to see a badger that’s actually alive!