As 2019 stormed out and 2020 raged in the visitors to the feeding stations dwindled to nil. 2019 was not a good year for me, my partner, latterly my wife was dying of cancer and was in and out of hospital from January to August. Susan passed away at home on 15th September 2019. Susan loved to watch the birds from our living-room window. I had sited my computer near that window and my camera was close at hand. Looking back the years 2017 to December 2019 my photography dropped from 4093 in 2017 to 1953 in 2019. January 2020 a total of 200 images were taken.
The star visitor for January was the visit and return visits of one of the most common birds the humble Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus). I had not seen one in my garden in over a year. Once a regular visitor they suddenly ceased to appear. It was nice to see it back.