On arrival I was not impressed by the sight of somewhere in the region of 5000 Wigeon and perhaps a couple of thousand Teal milling around on a huge flood meadow. This was not going to be easy but there were quite a few birders looking so I wasn't too worried I wasn't going to be able to find it. After an hour or so of looking with the other 30ish birders attention began to wane and the impossible was happening again!
This is when having a pager completely does your head in. The past week or so this bird seemed easy to connect with and was regularly coming out on the pager. Not once did it drop into any of its messages that it was with so many other birds or that was elusive in between the other sightings! Oh well this some say is the beauty of our hobby and that if you knew you were going to see every bird it wouldn't be as fun. In my view that is B******S!!!! I would much rather be assured that each bird was there and I think I would have a lot more fun too!
|Ross's Goose - 1st Winter|