Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Tripping with Mr L
A couple of weeks back Mr L and I tripped off to Rainham and then to Oare, great place, wader's in your face.
Hot and not a lot to show, great days out though...
August has not be kind, all of the good birds are miles away and even when there are good birds close by I can't quite meet up with them. So I planned another trip down to the bill and a bit of scurrying between the obs and their traps, Hoopoes, Wryneck and some sea-watching. Jono liked the sea-watching element, but decided Pendeen.
14 hours or so in a car, 12 sodden hours on a wet plastic seat, but happy: one lifer (Great Shearwater), and 3 year ticks: Long-tailed SKua, Cory's and Balearic Shearwater, and best of all news from home of a Wryneck on the patch (sunday tick).
So 279 got, 21 to go.