I fancied a new challenge. Something that I can do on a regular but flexible basis, but a challenge with a definite goal.

So, armed with the appropriate camera kit and the fifth edition RSPB Handbook, I've set out to photograph every bird named in the book. Listed are 272 British breeding and common birds, plus 46 migrants and vagrants that are encountered less frequently in the UK.

A good number of the species can be photographed with relative ease, and close to home, but many will need a little more work and research to get a good photograph.

So this site is set out in a similar fashion to the RSPB Handbook. I've grouped the birds in a similar way too to make it simpler to see my progress. It's not going to be a quick challenge, it'll last for many years to come I have no doubt. 

So, here we go........