|Blackbird in my tiny garden could have been bird #1 on the Foot-it list. If only...|
|One of five Brambling in a finch flock in Wareham. Where were you on the birdrace?|
Despite this daunting complexity, lots of birders have signed up for the Patchwork Challenge, only to find themselves outnumbered by senior citizens who mistook it for a needlework competition. Just as well I didn't put my name down really as I note from the website that my birdracing team-mate Marcus Lawson has done so for the Swineham patch, and he always sees more there than me. Also taking part is our birdrace vanquisher Shaun Robson for Lytchett Bay, which I cruelly dissed in a recent post. This has the potential to turn it into something of a Lytchett v Swineham grudge match, in which I'm far too mature to take sides (Go Marcus!).
|Dunlin don't often come this close at Swineham|
|Avocet: black-and-white patch magic in a grey world|