Well, there it goes, another year another year list. So as 2007 slowly dissolves over time in the memory and gets mixed up with all those that went before it, how was it for you?
In Aylmerton I ended up with a parish list of 113 species of bird - a bench mark for 2008. The garden list increased by two (Spoonbill and Little Gull) to a respectable inland total of 128. But its not all about lists and totals. Although not great for moths, Felbrigg Lake was great for Dragonflies, with the highlight being the second breeding record for Norfolk of Lesser Emperor. Birding highlights consisted of the two, yes two! Black Kites, four Red Kites, the gorgeous Spoonbills, Scaup and the latest of sightings, Barnacle Geese. The 'missed' opportunities included Ring Ouzel during the heaviest spring passage for years, Firecrest (inexplicably!) and a list of others which will make me sound like the glass is always half empty!!
But for all the good and not so good the saving grace is that come tomorrow, it can all start over again, with the beauty being, you just don't know what you're gonna see next!
So remember, life is short, break the rules! Forgive quickly, love truely, laugh uncontrollably, but never regret anything that you do!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!