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Jan 23: A morning off
 

A slight lull after the excitement of yesterday, I got up early and worked instead of going out birding. I broke briefly at 0526 for a 5-min stationary count in my backyard. A Little Wattlebird calling from somewhere close by but out of sight was the highlight. It was also nice to see a Laughing Kookaburra feeding on grubs in the long grassy “wildlife” border that we have established on the far side of our lawn. The strip has only been left for a few weeks so it’ll be interesting to see what happens over the coming months.

Chris Attewell had the Common Sandpiper again at Kedron and also a Pectoral Sandpiper there. I’ll pop up there briefly in the morning and have a look for the Common Sandpiper in particular as it would be good to have this species under the belt while it appears to be semi-reliable. Pec would be good too, but Common is probably the more difficult bird of the two, and the most difficult bird currently available for me in Brisbane. Once I’ve finished all this twitching I can actually go and look for my own birds!!! Hopefully I can repay some of the kind folks who have helped me with bird updates in the past three weeks.

With no year ticks today, my year list at the end of the day remained on 201 species. I spent 5 minutes birding, walked 0 km and drove 0 km.