So that was March. I have no right to be disappointed in my March achievements when I visited Rutherglen and Chiltern and saw such beautiful birds as Turquoise Parrots, Red-capped Robins, Leaden Flycatchers and White-breasted Woodswallows. I also saw Brown Quail and Square-tailed Kite that I don't see often. But disappointed I am. I've had two trips cancelled, and even a local outing was stymied.
My planned pelagic out of Port Fairy was cancelled because of the weather, meaning I missed out not only on all the seabirds I'd hoped to see, but also the Hooded Plovers I always tick at Killarney Beach and the Rufous Bristlebirds along the way. In fact I had a list of 35 species I hoped to see, and I felt cheated out of every one of them.