A personal record.

First of the month plus a Saturday plus a day to myself = sixty-nine species in 11 hours.

That's a personal best (previous personal best = 73 species in two days).

I'm wrecked, but pleased.

If you're interested in the full list, check here.

I think my favourite of the day was the Little Tern.


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lemonie7 years ago
Next time look down as well as up. I bet you could count as many insect species?

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Kiteman (author)  lemonie7 years ago
I've tried moths, just not the same, somehow.

Dragonflies are pretty cool, though.


lemonie Kiteman7 years ago
Dragon/damsel flies are really good, big beestjes.

L
Kiteman (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Have you ever tried spotting them through binoculars?
lemonie Kiteman7 years ago
No, but when I've done with birds I do look closer to my feet.

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Kiteman (author)  lemonie7 years ago
I started dragonfly spotting last summer - when it gets too hot for birds to move, the dragonflies are everywhere, and Kitewife likes dragonflies as well.

We must have looked a sight, though, because you close-focus your binoculars and trawl through bushes...


lemonie Kiteman7 years ago
Mmm, yes I get the "looked a sight"

L
You should make a trip to the bird migration corridor in the US during late winter/early spring and see all the birds traveling from South America to North America.  I've seen a crazy amount of different birds just from my front door, but I don't think I've ever seen/noticed 69 in a day.  That's pretty crazy!  Congrats!

I've enjoyed watching the blue jays who nest around here.  I love watching them chase off cats and other birds.  They're so fierce!!
 
Kiteman (author)  AngryRedhead7 years ago
Unfortunately for me, peak migration times are during school terms - I'd love to go to the Iberian Peninsula with a proper guide.
I think I have an idea of how you'll be spending your retirement.
 
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