There has been little to report from Thornton recently so I am attempting to lift the gloom with some highlights of my trip to Sri Lanka. Above is Sloth Bear, and my first Leopard below.
Whale watching was excellent with Pygmy Blue Whale and Spinner Dolphins on all three trips.
We also had these two probable Sei Whales. However, at present I cannot rule out Brydes and hope to confirm this soon.
Back at home I did at last add Snipe to my Thornton year list.A Woodcock was also flushed at Browns' wood. As I write this the Beast from the East is on its way, so hopefully something interesting might appear before years end. Some Wild Swans, a Smew or some Waxwings would be nice!