Monday, 18 March 2013

A trickle for starters

The Safari got out on to a very clear Patch 2 and  would have had a good look a the multitude of Common Scoters if they weren't so far away. Most of them were just little black pixels in the distance, with very few close enough in for proper scrutiny.
Above the ducks were a few tiny little bouncing things...some came calling overhead to reveal themselves as Meadow Pipits (P2 #48) and one came straight in from miles out and became a Pied Wagtail. others of its like had been heard earlier.
Behind us somewhere on the prom we could heard a couple or more Linnets (P2 #49). 
Also on the sea were three Great Crested Grebes and nothing else.
No other news from today and there wont be an update tomorrow as we are off to the northern wildernesses with Wifey to listen to the rantings and ravings of a certain former presenter of the Really Wild show. We applied to go on that show nearly thirty years ago but never got an interview - can't think why! Flamin BBC!!!
Where to next? More scoter scrutiny but without much a change in the wind direction we're not overly hopeful of finding anything different but you never know.
In the meantime let us know if any little brown jobs have been bouncing over your outback.

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