January Blog

Here we are a brand new year of 2022. I hope you had a lovely Christmas & are looking forward to what the new year has to offer.

At the beginning of December Frosty The Christmas Feeder was brought out from hibernation. He has been a real hit with the birds including Blue Tits, Great Tits, Chaffinches & Goldfinches. This year for the first time ever I have topped him up three times.

In December I was very happy to get my telescope back after it being repaired for so many weeks. I have missed it very much and was happy to set it up and have a look out . The first photo I took out of my telescope was a Woodpigeon.

It was also good timing for my telescope to come because the next day I spotted my second Redwing of the year.

Few days later I had a walk down on Cramond Beach and noticed there were lots of Waders about so I stood and watched the birds such as Oystercatchers,Curlews, Redshanks & Sanderlings.

Next day I went to my local patch Cammo Estate was lovely being back and got a lovely welcome of Pink Footed Geese flying over. It was though a bit quiet bird wise but Blackbirds (on my way) and Great Tit were in sight for me.

Next day I noticed a Blue Tit was bobbing about on the chairs and gave me good close up views.

Just a few days before Christmas it was National Robin Day on 21st December and I decided to do a National Robin Day Birdwatch. I was hoping a Robin would turn up but sadly it didn’t however I did see Woodpigeon, Great Tit,Dunnock, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Magpie, Crow, Herring Gull, Coal Tit & Jackdaw.

As I do every year I like to see what my last bird of the year is and what my first bird of the year was. Yesterday my last bird of the year was a Herring Gull, my first bird heard of 2022 was a Robin at 2am and my first bird of 2022 was again a Herring Gull. I’m looking forward to this year as I celebrate 20 years of Birding in February but I’m going to celebrate it all through 2022. I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year for 2022.

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