Thursday, 31 December 2009

147 for 2009

Despite quite a bit of effort I was unable to add any more to the list in the last 2 months or so and the year finished on 147.

In some ways it was a very frustrating year. Concerted efforts to see certain species were unsuccessful but this was balanced by some good fortune at other times. It was galling that one of the few days the Glossy Ibis failed to visit Maxey was the day I made the long ride out there and this wasn't the only species to show when I was in the car but refuse to perform when making the effort to cycle.

Then again it was lucky to pick up Osprey from the house and even more so to get a Gannet flying past the office window.