Sunday, July 03, 2005

Back on track as autumn begins. 183 species in total

With the birding year having turned, but no new species since May, it was time to nail one of my three remaining shoo-ins, and an evening ride down to Eling Marsh at high tide duly turned up 5 or 6 Yellow-legged Gulls loafing about. Hardly the most exciting way to start the autumn run, but they all count!

The plan was to have been 3 weeks in Malaysia in July, but unfortunately that's had to be cancelled, on account of Julia being laid up in hospital with a serious back injury (but she'll be OK in the end - so I don't honestly care about Malaysia!).

So....what will be the July mega wader at Pennington this year? Little Whimbrel, anyone?