The safari didn't get a chance to have a look over the marshes yesterday but we did a Coal Tit (108) looking for the fir tree my cousin had chopped down in ma 'n' pa's garden the previous day.
We were there to tidy up the disaster he had made with a little bow saw - bring out the safari's chain-saw and sned up and log the trunk properly - also took the two foot+ stump down to about 5mm. All grist to the mill for next year's fires.
On the way home we passed the marshes without stopping. wifey was hoping for a Short Eared Owl from the driving seat, but we were unlucky. A few Little Egrets and a massive flock of Wigeon were easily spotted.
Tried to get a pic of the Starlings leaving the roost for Forest this morning but got waylaid by a gadger looking for the Peregrine on the tower and bizarrely ended up learning about the genealogies of dozens of Siberian Tigers from the stud book - weird or what at 07.30 in the morning in the middle of a suburban street!!!Today was mostly householdy type stuff followed by more wood cutting stuff. Hands will be suffering like mad tomorrow no doubt.
Not alot of time to see anything in the garden but we did hear Dunnock, Blue Tit and Wren. Bird of the day at Base Camp was the Peregrine circling several times during the mid-afternoon.
'Pool won 2 - 0 this arvo so with two 2 - 0 wins this week; thankfully they're getting back on track.
Where to tomorrow? Those green things still need to fall and there is plenty of farmland stuff that needs knocking off too. Unless we get a offer to join a green-lane tour.
In the meantime let us know what you've been up to in your outback, safari-ing or chores?