For anyone who has been checking to see whether we found any Waxwings I have to inform you that I did not, although John says he saw some one day when he was driving without me! I am quite disappointed but I will be looking out for them again next winter. There has been a distinct lack of birding since Xmas but now that we are back in Spain I am looking forward to starting this year’s list. So far I have ticked off a few easy targets along the Carabassi beach road, including Sardinian Warbler, Black Redstart, Stonechat, Little Egret and Cormorant. I expect there were others but it is quite difficult to spot birds when you are just driving by in the car. I need to get my birding hat on again soon!