Thursday, 20 December 2012

Miserable beyond belief

The Safari endured another wet wet wet day today. No chance of getting out early morning, the rain was atrocious! 
Lunchtime was better, the torrential rain had eased to heavy drizzle. we set the scope up and searched for anything that moved. It took some time to find a Great Crested Grebe and two Red Throated Divers. Three Cormorants flew past in the gloom and a flock of about 30 Common Scoters bobbed about on the lumpy sea.
Eventually we looked away to the south beyond the rig and saw a huge flock of ???? we think they were Common Scoters, well over 1000 of them, perhaps as many as 2-3000! Don't think they were waders as they were too far out to sea, well off the mud and sand of the estuary and not swirling around enough. Too far away and too gloomy and grey.
Where to next? Anywhere dry would help...looks like there's little chance of that in the near future.
In the meantime let us know what's up and swirling in your outback.


Warren Baker said...

Atrocious - a good description of the weather at the moment Davo! (actually, for most of the year!)

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Must be terrible bad Warren - no updates from Martin Mere WWT on the south-side for two days!!!



Anonymous said...

It never stopped here from Wednesday eve to this morn Dave. And even more to come tomorrow :(

Christian said...

A great day to be at work, today!