The Carolina Wren reappeared this morning in the garden, this time for a Feederwatch Day so we can report him to BSC. I managed to get some photos of his rump waving merrily in the feeder but he refused to face me once I had broken my neck rushing downstairs for the camera so I am posting a picture of him taken last year in the same feeder …..

For the record, the January personal list this year was a splendid (though not earth shattering) 36 species while the garden list attained a healthy 20. Now it’s February and we can start all over again.