The Safari went oop north with marine biologist DB on a terrestrial wetland jaunt this morning. We arrived shortly after first light - would have got there earlier if it wasn't for slowies on the road...at that early hour...aaaarrgghhh. Lookin good at that hour though!
Before too long a late lingering Marsh Harrier out the wind up the Teal and other ducks on the water
Mark Avery we went back out and found this young buck - we'd seen two stags and a hind earlier but unphotographable as they were hiding under the trees
A Robin kept us entertained while we waited for the Bearded Tits which we only saw briefly but thoroughly enjoyed - a lifer for DB, as were the day's numerous Jays.
JA we headed off on a twitch on the way back to Base Camp
We were successful with the Lesser Yellowlegs (W 273, BI 187) but dipped the Wood Sandpiper that had been with it all morning
While we were being lectured by MA DB, who hadn't gone to the talk, saw an Otter...we are not amused!!!
Where to next? Family day tomorrow but we might get out somewhere with the kiddies.
In the meantime let us know if the Fieldfares have arrived en masse in your outback - we saw 5-600 early on this morning in several large flocks.