Sunday, 1 November 2009

That's Ma Boy!

Thank heavens for some inclement weather today. After my excellent trip to Estonia, I was champing at the bit to get back to some home birding, which would have gained priority, but there is also the matter of preparing for the next trip and clearing up from the last. Lots of things caught up with today and looking at the forecast there maybe a 'window' or two tomorrow to get out?

A little 'eye candy' by way of a squadron of Australian Pelicans - Flinder's Bay, Western Australia

and the seriously endangered Carnaby's Black Cockatoo - Stirling Range, Western Australia

One point I should clear up from the Tuesday 27th post, White-backed Woodpecker wasn't in fact a 'world lifer', the 2 Skinny Kids and I saw them in Mongolia but was an addition to the Estonia list. On the wider bird front, reports from Buchan Alpha really haven't panned out the way Dave Penney had hoped, and in addition I have erased his only photograph of a female Merlin. There have been 'thousands' of Thrushes, which is the norm, but otherwise single Blackcap, Greylag Goose, Brambling and a 2 day staying Lapwing is depressingly poor to say the least.

and finally a Freddie update

a good looking lad if ever I saw one!

Yes, this kid's going to be a Diver just like his Granddad was

Give us a cuddle Mum

No more tickling with that rabbit Dad