Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The tally moves on by one

The Safari wasn't able to do much wildlifing today but our brief lunchtime watch gave us a flock of six Grey Plovers (82; P2 #27) followed moments later by another tight flock of about 15 birds.
There were far fewer Common Scoters today and no sign of anything Velvety. A Great Crested Grebe floated by close in and a Kittiwake was out in the distance but the excitement that was the bait ball was nowhere to be seen.
And that my friends is yer lot tonight!
Where to next? Under the knife in hospital tomoz so we'll be out of action for a couple or three days.
In the meantime let us know if it's any livelier in your outback - was in someone's not far from here today, a real quality find, quality birding!


Heather Wilde said...

Best of luck for tomorrow, The Wildes will all be thinking of you x

Monika said...

I finally got one more on my lunch break today too - house sparrow (81). Think you'll make 100 by the end of the month?

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Thanks H, will tweet results
Hi Monika could be do-able depending on how long I'm laid up after operation.

Warren Baker said...

Good luck with the surgery tomoz mate :-)

cliff said...

Dave - hope the surgery went well. I'm available for driving duties tomorrow AM & anytime on Saturday if you want a lift t'mere or suchlike - just let me know.

Lancs and Lakes Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Thanks Cliff - still owe you big time from last time! Red or white?