After my Big Garden Birdwatch this morning I had a walk round Beeley Woods at Middlewood. Highlights included a kestrel, sparrowhawk, long-tailed tits, a treecreeper, a nuthatch and heard-only jays, bullfinches and a great spotted woodpecker.
Sadly I didn’t make the yearlist 100 today – I had hoped to pick up green woodpecker and grey wagtail, and there was a chance of lesser spotted woodpecker. At least the nuthatch was one first for the year, bringing the total to 98. To make this post a little less boring, here’s a pretty ropey picture of it.