Saturday, 23 June 2012

On the second day of Christmas...

Averaging 10.8mph for the 13 mile pedal to Lackford Lakes yet 16.2mph for the return can mean only one thing (given the Breckland topography): a serious southwesterly blow! Not ideal conditions for birding but three welcome ticks for my efforts: 3 Green Sandpiper (150 - YE HA!), a rather belated pair of Common Tern (151) and, as I was chucking in the towel and saddling up to ride home, a last-gasp pair of Turtle Dove (152) that shot through! Fortunately another did the decent thing and perched up right in front of me on the reserve access track, dispelling any lingering UTV worries! Other niceties included Hobby and a couple of Little Ringed Plover.

Might be time to revise a few targets to keep this interesting, eh Oscar?!

Percentage of target to date - 98%
Distance cycled - 446.4mls / 718.4km
Latest addition - Turtle Dove (152) 23 June

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