The blog looks a bit different as I've finally changed the background. I'm also working on the links to make sure they are all relevant. It's needed a bit of a refresh for a while.
Rather proud of my Patchwork Challenge effort for last year, the Palace patch really did the business with finds of Lesser Scaup, Olive-backed Pipit, Common Rosefinch and Yellow-browed Warbler to name a few. The home patch score was ok as well, plenty of Birdtrack full lists entered. In the end the patches accounted for 385 full lists and 10,090 records, good luck to the report writers... oh, beggar I do some of that. Recently wrestling with the new Patchwork Challenge website, well done to all concerned for getting it up there but it does have a few glitches, hopefully soon to be sorted out.
Here are pictures from last weekend.
Gadwall, Loch of Boardhouse, 2nd patch record
Sometimes tricky, Grey Plover
Kittiwake against the waves
...and images from the home patch