day of small things

The first day of the year is a pretty big deal for birdwatchers.

It’s time to start with a clean sheet, and look to see how many species one can find.

My eventual total was 39, with my favourite “field sighting” being a Sparrowhawk at the dam end of Weirwood Reservoir.

Our garden birds were varied, and the Treecreeper was my “find” of the morning.

I’m guessing this dead specimen is a Pygmy Shrew.

They don’t last much beyond a year, perhaps this one died of old age.

I found it on the Greenwich Meridian Trail.

Perhaps that would make a good walk for me to tackle this year.

If my memory serves me well it’s a long one.

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