Wednesday, 13 March 2013

It could be starting...

The Safari headed out in slightly milder conditions this morning. The water out to sea was still choppy making viewing and counting the Common Scoters and we could only find about 500.
Nothing else of note was seen until three Curlews flew past on their way to more northerly breeding grounds.
At lunchtime conditions were about the same but the sun was bright to the south so looking that way was out of the question. Right out on the horizon we saw an adult Gannet wheeling around dazzlingly white in the distance. It soon flipped over to the wrong side of the horizon but it is a start!
Back at Base Camp our tea time walk gave us our first Daisies of the year, things are on the up!
Where to next? Not sure tomorrow as we've a day off but are tied to Base Camp for most of the day waiting for tradesmen.
In the meantime let us know if you've spotted the comet in the night sky in your outback yet.
LATE EDIT:- Almost forgot we've got six blobs of Frog spawn in the pond - hope (i) it doesn't get frozen and if it survives that (ii) the fish don't eat it - which they will unfortunately.


Warren Baker said...

Get the Garden bird food out for tomorrow then Davyman :-)

cliff said...

I photographed 3 Curlews flying by @ Rossall at lunchtime Dave, also heading north - your ones maybe???

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Had the stealth cam set up on the feeder all day today - not a single visitor! How'd that happen???



Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

If about 1pm Cliff they could have been