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As a final hurrah, what follows is quite a lengthy post, mainly photos, of my year on patch during 2018. It was a strange year in some respects, with a pretty good first half followed by a dire Autumn and a particularly poor wader passage. I finished the year on 137 species, 10 short of the phenomenal 2017, but still my second best year to date.
The year really kicked off at the end of January, with a patch tick Whooper Swan. Actually my second here, but no doubting the credentials of this single afternoon bird.
February started with some nice farmland species:
By the end of Feb, gulls were starting to move through:
Following the previous Autumn's influx, it was great to discover a small flock of Hawfinches around the church:
The Beast from the East in early March helped to displace a few birds: