Tuesday, 31 January 2012

High Jynx

Thought I was done with January but a speculative trip round the MPGs this afternoon after work produced the usual suspects i.e. Black Reds, a Song Thrush and the odd Chiffy but then suddenly booted a Wryneck from the base of a tree. This was significant, as I only have 14 records on the island in 6 years of trying and only one of these was in January. And also because it was a Wryneck, of course. Not far away I had a singing Daurian Shrike.

With my luck clearly being in, a low tide on the way home meant the obvious thing to do was to try the Eastern Lagoon for the unlikely combination of Crab-Plover and, er Starling. No luck with either but Common Kingfisher, another potentially tricky one, showed nicely on the edge of the mangroves.


Total so far - 91 (51%)
Last addition – Common Kingfisher (31 January)

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