The weather just keeps getting warmer - a comfortable 43c today - a time to stay in the car, find a good spot, park up and wait for the birds to appear - with a good tide this morning Busaiteen shore proved just spot, an ideal location for this. The most numerous wader species beginning now to show again are the Sand Plovers, with Greater numbers being around three times that of Lesser. Still plenty of Kentish and a few Grey Plovers around and flocks of Curlew, the odd Whimbrel and small groups of Red and Green Shank. However today I was also able to find a single Curlew sandpiper along with a Broadbilled Sandpiper not really close enough for classic photographs but nice to see all the same. Of our seasonal breeding species many terns line much of the shore with Lesser Crested being the most numerous but White-cheeked Saunders and Little terns in good numbers were noted. Socotra Cormorants are beginning to collect ready to move of to their winter breeding islands with Reef Heron numbers increasing as their breeding cycle comes to an end.
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