Spent the afternoon at Duff after seeing the specialist at 8.45. Roasting in the hide. A combination of a 5am start and the heat (34C in the car park) meant Birding was half-hearted to say the least. Also the vegetation is rising and water levels are lowering (a combination of evaporation and pumping). Little seen.
Below is an interview with the legendary Sanford Komito, who holds the Big Year record for the ABA area. I've met him on a few occasions, the first was when the late Nick Bell introduced him to me at Boy Scout Wood, High Island.
Year listing isn't every ones cup of tea but you have to admire his determination.
By the way he's a millionaire!