This is a record of what birds we've seen in our garden during 2010. Last year's report can be found here.
Breeding blue tits (up to ten or so). They used our nestbox.
Occasional flocks of long-tailed tits pass through.
Four or five greenfinches visit regularly since I set up a sunflower seed feeder.
A pair of bullfinches
A pair of blackcaps
A few dunnocks
A single thrush
One regular nuthatch
One greater spotted woodpecker, actually on the tree next door.
And a rare redwing, brought by the snow.
And for this weekend's Big Garden Birdwatch I spotted 4 blue tits, 4 green finches, 2 blackbirds, 2 dunnocks, 2 robin, 2 bullfinches, 1 woodpigeon, 1 great tit, 1 wren, 1 nuthatch and 1 magpie. And 2 long-tailed tits flew over.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 07, 2011
Sitting on a rock on the Bjäre peninsula eating lunch in the sunshine, September 2010
It was my first proper year back in R&D and in the Prototyping team and I'm now very definitely a producer and product manager. Certainly more people and less computers. I started writing weeknotes in February, I'm not sure how compelling reading they are but they're a good discipline. And we had a number of interesting projects - an RFID-enabled toy, a trending music site, a Twitter links site, a second screen experiment and lots of storytelling work including the Mythology Engine.
I replaced my old MacBook Air with a very similar looking new Macbook Air, but with less moving parts.
I moved all my note-taking into Notational Velocity (plus SimpleNote for the iPhone).
I didn't blog here very much but I did finally write up some notes on How to build prototypes.
I visited Copenhagen, Southern Sweden, Grenada and Lyon, managing that with two train trips and only one flight.
I took lots of photos with my new Panasonic GF1.
I read lots of books, some on my new Kindle, but listened to less music and sadly played almost none.
Apparently I ran 200-odd miles, including a couple of 10k races.
And I played rather too much Wesnoth on my iPhone on the train home.