Tuesday 27 December 2011: Savannah strolling?
This solitary hawthorn on the sea wall of Warton Marsh always reminds me of an Acacia tortilis growing in the East African savannah. I set out to look for the glossy ibis that has been frequenting the marshy fields near Leighton Moss, but after another damp and sunless day I was distracted by the light shafting through the clouds on the south western horizon. I've had my eye on this hawthorn for a long time and couldn't pass up the opportunity for a good silhouette.
I never saw the ibis, which suggests that my commitment to blipping considerably exceeds my commitment to my 2011 bird list, and I have anyway long since lost track of how many birds I have seen this year. Keeping my list on my Blipfoto journal hasn't proved to be the most practical way of keeping track of progress.
I have Great Expectations about the highlight of tonight's TV.