Redgannet added another splash of colour to the collective profile by falling asleep on a boat and waking up in Uruguay, the 44th country to feature in the list.
Corey smashed the world record for contributing to the list when he shared 29 lists in just 2 minutes. Redgannet retains the world record for staying up late to collate them.
Tom barged us beyond the 30th incidence of Nelson. In case you are unaware of the superstition, any score (usually in cricket) of 111 (or multiples thereof) is unlucky. It is customary to stand on one leg until the score has been pushed beyond the Nelson and life can resume as normal. The superstition comes from the admiral’s injuries immortalised in the schoolboy chant that Nelson had “One arm, one leg, one ….” Not a lucky situation to be in for a chap. Tom’s odyssey continued through New Zealand and passes on to Australia.
To continue the cricketing theme, Pat scored a double-century in Guatemala in his maiden (for the list) innings in the country.
In fashion news this week….. (since 10,000 Birds does not have, and is unlikely ever to have, a dedicated fashion section please feel free to use the comments section of this post) ….according to the Sunday Times of London, next season’s must have colour is…..dramatic pause….. Khaki! Hurray! (Breaking news…! A behind-the-scenes Management Initiative is discussing the possibility of a Khaki-specific fashion issue!)
April’s number are below;
11 countries were visited by 9 beats; Australia, USA, UK, India, Serbia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Brazil, New Zealand and Argentina. Their 185 checklists contained 951 species during April! Expanding that for the year so far gives 795/1512.
Here they all are;