Posted Saturday 9th January 2016 at 07:44 by Kaarel
First of January, when normal people are sleeping out their hangover, keen birdwatchers are sneaking out with first light. A new yearly list to keep has opened. We tick our first Great Tit for a year with a sense of accomplishment. We do not bother to look at them for the next 364 days.
I hoped to start a year with something more elusive and headed out well before sunrise. My destination was Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve. With over 34 000 ha of bogs, forests and river meadows it is one...