The Safari's day started quite well with the first Song Thrush (Garden #30) we've heard from Base Camp this year - yikes that's LATE!!!
From there we took Frank on his early morning walk and counted how many different species of wildflowers were growing in the roadside verge.
Here's what we found
Dove's Foot Cranesbill
Thyme Leaved Speedwell
something we couldn't identify??? which is probably a strange Dandelion agg but will it be able to flower before the mower's next visit.
18 species - Not bad
We'll do the grasses another day when more of them are in flower.
Our Patch 2 visit wasn't up to much - windy and cold and not really promising. A couple of Gannets, one was one of last years. A Sandwich Tern and a few Common Terns and one that looked very much like an Arctic Tern but staying on it was difficult as it popped in and out of the troughs. We were on the point of giving up with no sign of any Fulmars when a dark phase Arctic Skua (169, P2 #54) sped through northwards in the middle to far distance.
Where to next? There'll be the second instalment of #30DaysWild but what it'll be we don't know yet.
In the meantime let us know who's gone wild in your outback