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Oct 27: The pain

The inimitable Ged Tranter struck gold once again today, finding Brisbane’s first Buff-breasted Sandpiper!!!!! Ged regularly covers Tinchi Tamba, and given the time of year, his thoughts had turned to shorebirds and he was purposely looking for something good. Ged sets a great example of a birder who is always thinking, always pushing to find quality birds, and always sharing information immediately. He texted me straight away in the mid afternoon, which would have left me plenty of time to twitch the bird, as four other folks did … if I had not been in Tasmania at the time! All I could do was watch helplessly from the sidelines, and fervently hope that the bird is still there tomorrow. I arrive back into Brisbane at 1.30, and if the bird is around I’ll be able to rush straight to Tinchi from the airport.

With no year ticks today, my year list remained on 301 species. I spent 0 minutes birding in Brisbane, walked 0 km and drove 0 km. My chronological year list is here.