Thursday, 24 January 2013

Disappointing change in the weather

The Safari watched the passing punters chuckin their bread out for the Feral Pigeons again but this time the gull flock was a bird short - no sign of yesterday's little stunner :-( :-( :-(
The sea was poor, flat calm with good visibility  but devoid of life, even the Cormorants failed to reach 100 this morning struggling to a fairly reasonable 85. Only one Great Crested Grebe found its way into the notebook. 
There were no ducks apart from a small number of small Common Scoter flocks in the near middle distance. Try as we might we couldn't find a Scaup, Long Tailed Duck, Velvet Scoter or anything even more exciting with them.
Today's excitement was provided by the Birdguides Photo of the Year results. (You might need to provide a log-in to view - it's all free for the basic package) Some crackers there! 
Interestingly several of the photographers are from the outer reaches of Safari-land and one from further afield has the name of our home town...isn't it great when life throws up a sack load of  meaningless coincidences.
Nothing appeared on Stealth-cam either last night so we have no pics/vids for your delectation.
Where to next? Hoping Patch 2 will pick up and then there's a busy weekend ahead with the next installment of Winter Thrush survey and the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch event on the North Blackpool Pond Trail, then we'll have to our own at Base Camp in the afternoon. Sunday will provide something a little different for which we hope to see a bit of sunshine.
In the meantime let us know if our missing star has turned up in your outback.


Anonymous said...

More snow for today & into tomorrow. Then it`s supposed to be warming up next week.

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Warming up with a vengeance Dean - double figures forecast for here and globaly warmed night-time temperatures well over 4C above the l/t average!!! Probably rain like stink :-(