Saturday 31 December 2016

About to End Where It Began

Saturday 31st December Light SW

Cloudy, 6C

So here it is, New Year's Eve and the final day of the UK Biking Birder adventure. Today three years, 2010, 2015 and 2016 come to a conclusion.
It is early morning, breakfast is in ten minutes and then it is the cycle to Worcestershire Wildlife Trust's flagship nature reserve, Upton Warren.
I have a bottle of champagne to share the moment with friends. I need to get cake on the way.
To see friends at my favourite UK birding patch, one I have visited for many years, is going to be special.
In the afternoon there is a chance that a final bird will be added to the Green Year list. An Iceland Gull came into the gull roost at Bartley Reservoir on the edge of Birmingham last night. Having only seen half a one this year, the front half, it would be great to see the other end.
OK time for the up and the off.
Reflection and appreciation will come later.

Thanks everyone.


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