I managed to get out and start the years birding on the 2nd with a good walk from Cantley back to my house in Brundall. I saw the majority of expected species with the bonus of 6 tundra bean geese at Buckenham briefly (not BOU separated unfortunately though). I also caught up with the neck ringed Taiga Beans although getting the exact combination from the rings are pretty tricky as you can imagine! Other highlights were 3 Barn Owls, a short eared owl and a woodcock which I managed to see briefly before it took off.
A solid start to the patchbirding competition with 75 species in total- Target of 160 so I'm 46% there already, although that's obviously the easy half done!