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Jan 16: A duck
 

No birding today. Not even a 5-min point count or something. Jolly poor show if you ask me. Jolly poor show.

Luckily some other people were out birding. Chris Attewell saw an Australian Little Bittern at Sandy Camp Road Wetlands. I resolved to head to Sandy Camp for an early session in the morning. With up to four year ticks present (Australian Little Bittern, Black Bittern, Little Bronze-cuckoo and Lewin’s Rail) I could reasonably hope for something!

**STOP PRESS** Ged Tranter found a Long-toed Stint at Tinchi Tamba this afternoon. But it was flighty and might well need a substantial time investment to connect with it. I only have a couple of hours in the morning so won’t go for it tomorrow. Maybe the weekend. But then again the weather is looking awesome for seabirds, with howling southerlies tomorrow and Friday. What to do, what to do??

With no year ticks today, my year list at the end of the day remained on 194 species. I spent 0 minutes birding, walked 0 km and drove 0 km.