It was always going to happen. This up and down roller coaster of COVID hasn't gone away, yet the way some people act, it would seem it had.
Within an hour of Boris's speech last night Twitter was awash with comments from birders making caveats to continue what they do, unabated. That's the problem with the Government rules, they are open to much ambiguous interpretation.
I am waiting to see what new definition the words 'stay local for exercise' will get from the birding community?
Writing this, above, looks as if I am having a 'holier than thou' approach, but genuinely I'm not. What would I do if someone turned up a mega county bird 30 miles along the coast? I'm sure I would be rolling out my own justifications too, but I certainly wont be getting into the car and driving out for a year tick.
For me, lockdown isn't as bad as it is for some. I don't tend to venture very far or very often either so this period will be little different.
But, just so I can interpret these to suit myself here are the 5th January Government Rules -
Exercising and meeting other people