For a few years now the BBC Natural History Unit staff have taken part in a birdwatch between midnight Christmas Eve and Midnight New Years Day. It's just for fun and a way to work off that festive excess. This year I've been "committee'd" along with Messers Moss, Westwood (who saw 123 species last year!) and Dilger, and as a result I seem to be sponsoring this category;
The Andrew Dawes Vase for the Best Intermediate Birder - for those who have entered before but consider themselves relative novices…
So I may have a chance of winning this !! I'll update my ramblings as I can to show a daily tally of the number of birds seen as the week progresses, both in the West Country and Northumberland. Though I'm particularly looking forward to the 28th and spending a day at Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, where many happy Easters have been spent.
And so, to just wish you a Merry Christmas