Having had twenty-seven species of birds in my garden this year - a figure that I feel is quite good for an urban garden - I was quite resigned to that being the final number, and looking forward to starting next year's list. I was, therefore, more than a little bit excited to get up on Christmas morning and find the twenty-eighth - a lone Redwing (the first that I have ever seen in my garden, although my wife saw one when I was away a few years ago). This, for me, was an absolutely brilliant start to Christmas day, even though I only managed some record shots though the double-glazing of the conservatory in very dull light.
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