Thursday, January 13, 2011

How far away?

Did the Medway area today and was idly scanning during a very quiet period near Halstow Creek when chanced across a distant Brent flock. And what do you know there is a Brant in with them. This bird was amazingly obvious at this distance (later measured on map to be 1.7km away!) So the shot is very poor but you can see what it is.

I have now come to the point where I have to decide who to follow regarding which species I am going to count. I believe that most people listing nowadays have to use Lee Evans if they want to be comparable with him and others. I think I will go with Mark at the moment and go with Dutch taxonomy which is way ahead of us, so here we have tick 30