Friday, January 1, 2010
I love the 1st of January! Its really sad, but I get a huge kick out of trundling round the patch seeing everything for the first time each year! As it transpired, I only managed the last hour of the day on-patch, and dipped yesterday's 2 black-thoated divers at Long Strand, but the light was pretty bad by the time I started looking. Still plenty great northern divers and red throated divers out there, so will have another crack tomorrow morning. Racked up 32 species by dusk, nothing unusual, but still heaps of redwing around, a few fieldfares and a couple of calling water rail at the lake (32).