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My Train Driving List (2 Viewers)

Gill Osborne

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Gill, a McDonalds Drive Thru list sounds great. I think you need to start a thread about that. One of the things I really love about birdwatching is that you can have amazing wildlife experiences pretty much anywhere.

Yes, some of my most amazing experiences have been when I'm either working on the allotment (Ravens!!! :eek!: ) or just doing stuff that isn't 'proper' birding....tho' I think once you get bitten by the birding/natural history bug you never actually switch off, do you? :t:

I'll sort out a Drive Thru List in the Lists section tomorrow as off out back to work soon. Had a much quieter day yesterday with only a few BHG, Herring Gull, Magpies and a male Pied Wagtail hunting in the grass outside.
 

Andrea Collins

Beside the Duddon, Cumbria
Supporter
England
Back to owls causing me grief again.

A very depressing end to my shift today. I ran over two Barn Owls about twenty minutes before the end of my last journey. They were perched on the rails in the deep shadows under a bridge. I didn't realise what they were until I was very close. They didn't respond when I sounded the horn anyway and just stood there until it was too late to escape. It was a bit upsetting really.
 

Andrea Collins

Beside the Duddon, Cumbria
Supporter
England
Nothing new to add but nice views today of a Great White Egret on the saltmarsh pools at Leighton Moss. Unfortunately, access to the saltmarsh pools is still closed so only passing train drivers and passengers who happened to look out the right side of the train will have seen the bird. It was still in the same spot when I was heading home seven hours later.
 

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