I will write briefly about the year, the travel, and this winding down in the next blog entry. We are not likely to add any more to the list, but we will see. Much of it will all eventually (soon-ishly) be written as a “book.” It was an amazing year and a hell of an accomplishment, and it is a story that I need to tell. I will write it.
At present, Lynn and I both have sore throats and head-achy congestion. Maybe it’s colds; maybe it’s pollen. Stuff is beginning to bloom around here. It is odd that after almost a year of traveling around this entire continent without a sniffle, we are both feeling poorly back here. My abdominal issue of last week “seems” to have normalized (at least normal for me, which still ain’t right) but I am grateful for that. I do believe with all my heart that I am healthier when traveling. For me, travel is life (with very necessary occasional pauses!).
|Lynn birding in the You Yangs.|
Then also at his suggestion, we drove over to the Werribee Open Range Zoo where we found a beautiful Buff-banded Rail for the year list. This one is missing a foot, but seems to get around just fine. I will call him Stumpy.
|Lynn's lifer Speckled Warbler, Eynesbury, VIC|
|There were Brown Treecreepers around as well. We saw several there.|
|Buff-banded Rail on the Werribee Zoo grounds. I shall call him Stumpy and he will be my friend.|
|Gorgeous Little Eagle flying over whilst we were in the Zoo car park.|
|And just because I like those feathers, here's a Great Cormorant from a few days ago on the Great Ocean Road.|
Peace. Love. Birds.
RB AUS Life List: 671
Lynn AUS Life List: 654
Couple’s AUS Year List: 638