Friday, 14 October 2011

Sat in the middle of a birding void?

The Safari musta been in the birding equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle this morning.

Have a look at Heysham only 20 miles to the north and Fairhven, (see sightings for today - 14th Oct) 8 miles to the south.

Geez man...where'd they all go? Certainly didn't come over Base Camp, the stronger wind musta kept them tight to the coast over the other side of the hill and out of sight....

Got another vis mig site ID'd for when we're a bit fitter, might be getting a bit late by then though. It's one we've never tried before but is almost due north of the nature reserve where we used to record some good vis and due south of the 90 degree bend in the estuary...on paper (well OS map) it looks to have potential...and it is slightly raised has a bit of shelter and good vistas northwards so we should't miss much if there's anything moving...watch this space.

Where to next? Wonder if we can scab a ride to Fairhaven for the lingering Slavonian Grebe tomorrow and get our 200 target up.

In the meantime let us know if all birds bypassed your outback today.

3 comments:

Dean said...

They didn`t bypass inland Yorkshire, Dave. Had a brill hour this morning from the garden. Just wish i didn`t have to go to work.

Warren Baker said...

Know how you feel Dave :-)

cliff said...

"Wonder if we can scab a ride to Fairhaven for the lingering Slavonian Grebe tomorrow and get our 200 target up"

Dave - I was thinking of a drive to Leighton Moss for the Bearded tits in't morning, but also wouldn't mind another stab at the Slav Grebe which, hitherto, I've only seen under stormy skies. I'll text you in the morning to see what your state of play is before heading off anywhere & you're welcome to scab a ride whichever way I'm heading (BTW - hoping to be home for the footy @ 12.45).

Cheers

Cliff

Cliff