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Feb 23: Ticket to ride

I sulkily watched the wind and heavy rain engulf Brisbane today, imagining the awesome seabird action that must surely be happening at Cape Moreton. However, a significant silver lining accompanied the clouds – I’ve managed to secure a seat on the Mooloolaba pelagic trip on 4th March! This is an important development for the year list. Every chance for pelagic birding or good weather conditions for seawatching is a chance to add unique species to the list that are simply impossible to see any other way. The number of possible species is very large, and the more pelagics or seawatching that I can do, the bigger the final year list total will potentially be. However, as with all pelagic trips, there’s a chance of seeing almost nothing. But nothing ventured, nothing gained.

I will still try to organise a local pelagic out of Redcliffe / Scarborough, but will probably aim for April instead of March.

With no year ticks today, my year list remained on 239 species. I spent 0 minutes birding, walked 0 km and drove 0 km.