Post details: Very Hot but waders already returning

2013-06-29

Very Hot but waders already returning

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Spent most of Friday morning out along the shores of Maharraq with Chris Moorey - checking for breeding terns and returning waders.

Greater Sand Plover and local breeding residents; Saunders's Terns and the Kentish Plover dominated the species seen on the shore however Lesser Sand Plover and Redshank were noted in smaller numbers along with a few locally breeding white-cheeked Terns and Western Reef Herons. A solitary Socotra Cormorant and a few Grey Herons added to the tally.

A quick stop at the National museum and its garden turned up a Clamorous Reed Warbler of all things otherwise a pleasant but quiet morning.


White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked Tern

Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover

Greater Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover

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