82. Mandarin - lifer
83. Barn Swallow (forgot this one)
This one was an interesting one, I was testing out how long it took to get somewhere along the canal for birdwatching, and so had my camera with me etc. And suddenly I noticed 2 birds sitting on the edge, and just as they flew off I realised they were mandarins, which are one of the birds that I have been trying to see constantly for a long time. So I was keeping my eyes out for them as they had flown in the same direction as I was travelling, and about 5 minutes further on there they were. Then I noticed something else moving just behind, and sure enough they were another two mandarins. I stopped, considering taking a picture, but it was raining so I didn't want to risk it. I kept going on after that and round the next bend there were another two mandarins! I then was looking again on the way back, hoping that they were there as the rain had stopped. Sure enough there they were, this time only two, where I had seen them before. So I quickly whipped out my camera and started to take pictures. Then I realised on the screen it said 'no card'!
Year Total - 83, Garden Total - 23, Mammals - 5, Herps - 0, Butterflies & Moths - 1