But who needs specific trips out to add birds to the year list? This afternoon I step out of the back door to be greeted by the sound and sight of 2 Ravens thermalling high above Cuddesdon, only my second village record:
This is certainly not the most frequently photographed species in Oxfordshire. And so the 2010 local patch record of 91 species is equalled. And four whole months of 2011 remain: game on.