Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Can't stand the excitement!

The safari had a real nightmare today...why? Well today was World Without Your Car Day so ethically I had to travel to work in alternative way ie bus or bike. Bike was out due to 30mph head on winds - would never have made it up and over the hill in the first 300 yards! So bus it was...normally the car journey takes 15 - 20 minutes and I can get the scope out for 10 minutes or more before I have to start work and have a good blimp over the sea wall. Not today!...You really don't want to know how long a sustainable bus ride takes, suffice to say I set off at the same time as normal and arrived at work late so missing any chance of a look at the sea.
Did get a short look at lunchtime and got my first Red Throated Diver of the season. Not alot else other than an indeterminate amount of Common Scoters sitting in the heavy swell. No sign of my Velvet Scoter yet...it is out there somewhere...no Tufted Puffins either...that too is out there somewhere...
EDIT - JD on the south side had two Leach's Petrels at about the same time I was out (and a Bonxie ...AAARRRGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH - it had better be still windy tomorrow.
Where to next? Too much desk work to predict any future safaris this week - hopefully the sea will produce the goods.
In the meantime let us know how difficult it is to get around your outback without the aid of the right species of wheels.
Sorry no pics AGAIN today

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

bad luck dave,
You'll get a leach's in the end!