Here we are in early March 2010. What has the first 2 months brought me, and what’s in store?
Thus far, the year list is as 150. Not too shabby. Given it’s about to go quiet though, I think I’d rather be at 200. Still – have picked up Ground Parrot – a bird that has eluded me for many years – and this year is more about the lifer and click ticks rather than the year tick.
What’s in store? I’m off to Albury/Chiltern and then out to Pyramid Hill where I’m paying for a guide to get me Plains Wanderer and anything else awesome (probably 25-40 year ticks, and 2-3 lifers); off to the Warrumbungles for my midyear trip (probably 10-15 year ticks, 1 lifer possible); and either a Tasmania or a Lord Howe Island “hooray I’m finished uni” trip (how many year/life ticks depends where we go – ~15-20 lifers Lord Howe, ~5 Tasmania. but it would be good to wrap up Tasmania).
So. Should end up with ~250-300 for the year, and hopefully I’ll get the life list up to 480.
Off course, the BIG thing is the impnding purchase of the 500mm lens. I. Can’t. Wait.