There has been a lot of chat about bird watching this week in Blog land, and January is the time most birdwatchers will start their new list for the year. Traditionally trying to spot as many birds on the first of Jan, also at the end of this month will be the Big Garden Bird Watch 2015 run by the RSPB.
Way back in 2009 was when I started birdwatching, during a holiday to Northumberland. We had gone to Seahouses for the day and in the harbour were some Eider ducks, they have the most wonderful call.
I bought some binoculars, Collins pocket bird book and a bird watching magazine. I was hooked, I remember reading the magazine over and over even the adverts.
Back then I still had a film camera so was really happy when I got my first digital camera,
a Nikon Coolpix p80, the very same one I'm using to day.
Bird watching can be very frustrating some times, long way off, the weather, trees and branches in the way and they don't stay still for long and after a while you get a little stuck on those little brown birds that look the same...so for the last few years I have taken up looking at wild flowers (which I love) insects and trees and just kept a casual eye on the birds.
So as a little challenge for my self, I am going to see how many birds I can find over the next few month, while I wait for the flowers to come out.
(started on the 1st Jan )
If you can bare with me as the first few posts will be full of bird, most of them you will know, and judging be the weather we have had over the past few days, some of the shots will not be my best.
The biggest challenge is going to be the weather, I've been out to day and non of the photos were good enough to use.!!!!!
I have a bird blog were I record my findings it's really just for me to keep track of what I've found and my photos, needs a bit of up dating and some photos are missing but if you want a look you can find it here.
It would be nice if you want to join in with your own bird count, even if it's till the weather warms up a bit..