Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Wednesday 30th November
Part two of my birding fantasy >>>>>>
Let's dream again together ….............
Tambo Colorado Hostel, Pisco, Peru.
Back in 2014 I visited this hostel quite a few times. The best visit though was for my daughter, Rebecca's birthday . . . .
Flight over the Nasca lines with Happy Birthday sung by Japanese tourists.
A party back at the hostel afterwards.
So with Silvia Vilchez to organise our taxis and boats . . . . .
Paracas National Park
Surf cincloides (endemic)
Black-crowned night heron
I have heard today from a great friend, Jason Oliver. He phoned to say that he was going to accompany me when I return to Peru next year! Jason was a student of mine many years ago and became a superb birder. He is an original member of The Birding Clams; a Facebook group where the original members are from the bird club we had at Coppice High School in Wolverhampton, UK. Jason hasn't been to Peru before. It is going to be a superb start to my three month stay there.
Wednesday 30th November
So the end of another month, number 23 on the Biking Birder tour and the beginning of day 700! With 6.500 miles cycled this year so far I am going to enjoy another day off and explore York. I have only had one new bird for the year list this month; the white-billed diver off North Ronaldsay. There is another bird available about fifty miles away, pallid harrier near Spurn and that will be the direction I take tomorrow. York Minster and the Jorvik museum, I haven't been to them since the children were small.
Now there has been a lack of birds in my life recently. Winter thrushes occasionally whilst cycling and a few treecreepers from the window of the youth hostel dormitory yesterday isn't a large amount of birds but needs must. I need to get the distance covered.
When cycling one of my strategies to keep the negative voice at bay is to consider a route to bird when I return to Peru in April next year. >>>>>>
Let's dream together ….............
Lima, San Isidro Park and the pier at Miraflores
and the ubiquitous rufous-collared sparrow
A ride down to Los Pantanos de Villa
Multi-coloured rush tyrant
Think I will dream of The Paracas and Ballestros Islands later!
Have a wonderful day, wherever you are – and please remember only 31 donating days until I finish! Thanks.