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Feb 6: Is 300 possible?

No birding today. But check back tomorrow, I’ll be trying Mookin-Bah once again for black bittern at dawn. As the days get shorter and dawn gets later it will become harder to fit in any birding before the day’s weekday routine kicks off at home at 0630; birding will depend on weekends, and taking time off work. I’m beginning to feel a little anxious about how many tricky resident species I need to find. There’s about 50 of them that are gettable with varying degrees of effort. This will put me on 272 for the year. With, say, another 15 seabird species from pelagic trips, I would need another 13 unexpected or irregular birds to hit the magic threshold of 300 species…

With no year ticks today, my year list at the end of the day remained on 222 species. I spent 0 minutes birding, walked 0 km and drove 0 km.