Its not everyday that something special happens to make your day early on, if at all; but this morning was one where that did happen.
I take part in the BTO’s (British Trust for Ornithology) Breeding Bird Survey. I have a set area which I survey twice a year and record all the birds I see and hear. As today was a bank holiday, I thought I’d undertake my early visit of the year (I’ll do another one after four weeks, and by mid-June).
The reason for such a great morning was three-fold.
- There were good numbers of birds generally. Often I’ve visited and counts have been quite low.
- I also got a watch a pair of roe deer feeding.
- I saw bullfinchs.
The latter was the highlight. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a bullfinch up close and this morning I was able to watch for a good ten minutes. The only downside is that I only had my phone with me, so the photographs are poor. I really must start carrying a proper camera with me more often.