Thursday, January 05, 2006

A miracle! Life goes on in 2006. 218 species NMHLL

Seriously, honestly, truly: I wrote the last posting on New Year’s Eve 2005. And what happened today? A phone call from Chunky at the Sewage Farm – ICELAND GULL! What?!?

Julia and I drove (ooops!) up there to see it, but after just a short time, I raced home, flung on my muddiest kit and pedalled back, just in time to see the bird, an ultra-pallid 3rd winter, sailing off high to the south-west.

The irony is rich – my longest (double) dip of 2005, nailed in the first week of 2006! Well, life goes on....