By jaspers1980, Apr 6 2018 12:56PM
I have hit fifty birds on the estate where I live. I saw my fiftieth yesterday, a chiffchaff. I know there is more due to the variety of song. The best two birds are a wheatear and stonechat. We used to have a good flock of lapwings, but they have dwindled. Moving to the other side of the estate has given me more options. There is more farm fields this side, with livestock instead of crops. I am keen to find warblers!
There's a big fishing lake by the main house but it is for carp fishing. I am not sure I will be allowed to walk around it. Will have to see what I can do!
Bird watching has grown on me the last two years, I find it helps soothe my mind and ignite poetry.