Monday 11 April 2011

Kicking the Habit

If this is anything to go by, I am not doing so well. However, I would like to pat myself on the back for some highly intelligent twitching. First of all, I didn't drive to Slimbridge or Exminster several years ago, knowing that a Little Crake would turn up closer to home some day, so full marks there. More marks awarded for correctly deducing that the bird would hide in the reedbed all day and start becoming more active much later in the day, thus I didn't even leave London until late afternoon and was watching the bird a mere half an hour after arriving. Many people watching the bird at Arundel WWT were a funny shade of pink, having spent much of a blazing hot day staring at some reeds. And finally yet more marks for not adding Eider, Barrow's Goldeneye, Ferruginous DuckHooded Merganser or Bufflehead to my yearlist....

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