TUB at The London Wetland Centre (Russell F Spencer)The first few days of the years have been non stop for me - largely writing but also planning for the next few weeks. For example, I am trying to plan the next few trips for my Bird Watching Magazine tour of the cities of Britain and Europe with Glasgow, Leicester & Merida in Extremadura, Spain looming.
On New Year's Day I was at The London Wetland Centre for a photoshoot for the BBC Wildlife Magazine article that I'm working on. It's all about birding in groups, so I had to commandeer a few birders that happened to be near me. I think that they thought I was a bit mad, asking them to take off their winter clothing to pretend it was a spring day. It was a bitterly cold day!