Thought I would try my luck again.
Leaving the car behind, I took a walk across the arid plateau where yellow flowers were incongruously in bloom against the parched landscape. I made my way up stopping and scanning.
Further on, stopping and scanning.
Finally! A CREAM-COLOURED COURSER, distantly gliding across the barren surface. Just a single bird and a bit of a relief having searched across three days for it. I crept further on over the plain, but no sign of any more - a little disappointed not to have captured it on film. Would like to have spent more time there. But I was done. A few Trumpeter Finch were in the area as I headed back to the car.
What did I say about relaxing. This was now the time to relax - to the beach or something.