25th December – Merry Christmas   Leave a comment

Merry Christmas to everyone.

We have had a very pleasant day.

This morning I popped down to Lytchett Bay, as I have done for the last four days in the hope of adding one final species to the Lytchett Bay year list. The 2011 list stands at 149 and one more is required to set the record. Common(ish) species that have not been seen include Goldeneye and Pochard. As Shaun has returned to Geordieland for Christmas I have attempted to keep an eye on the place – my rewards the second record of Golden Plover this year, a flock of 31 Brent Geese (unusual in the Bay) and a nice male Marsh Harrier.

Back to the Christmas celebrations….

Janis and Andy, Amber and Kara and Janis’ friend Helen came round late morning for a mega present opening session followed by a wonderful Christmas dinner courtesy of Margaret.

 

Kara and Amber waiting for the present opening go-ahead

 

 

.... which soon came...

 

 

... even for the adults. L-R Margaret, Helen, Janis and Andy.

 

 

I was delighted to be given the final volume of Handbook of Birds of the World, a most excellent series.

 

 

To give us more space we moved the table into the conservatory.

 

 

Kara

 

 

Amber

 

 

Janis

Posted December 25, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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