Saturday, November 12, 2005

A close shave - mixed feelings! 204 species in total

Yesterday (Friday), a juvenile Sabine's Gull was found on the shoreline of Hayling Island, and showed well all day. This would be a Hampshire and (of course) a year-tick for me.

I simply could not travel for it, due to work commitments, so it was an overnight sweat. At about 0900 on Saturday, the news came through: "no sign of the Sabine's Gull".

Now, this goes to the very core of what this year's been like. How did I feel? Disappointed? Frustrated? No! I felt (to be honest) relieved. It's enough to drive you crazy, this nonsense.