Post details: Migration still slow with few birds

2014-04-21

Migration still slow with few birds

Permalink 09:09:10, Categories: Observation by Howard  

For what ever reason be it weather or something more sinister this years the migration can only be described as disappointing - having looked at every possible habitat and at vary times of the day I can only state - so few birds, so few species.

Black-winged Stilt I found a pair with two chicks wandering in the road behind Adhari Park making one hell of a racket - the reason one chick was too small to mount the kerb - a quick helping hand from me soon enabled the family to finish their early morning stroll


Black-winged Stilt

Chick Black-winged Stilt
Chick Black-winged Stilt

Displaying Crested Lark
Crested Lark

Graceful Warbler
Graceful Warbler

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike Same individual in flight
Isabelline Shrike

Rufous Bushchat declaring his territory singing from the top of tree
Rufous Bushchat

A ringed individual evidence that birds return year in year out to the same locations
Rufous Bushchat

Spotted Flycatcher - 4 seen this weekend
Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

On the Shore
Western Reef Heron dark morph in full breeding plumage
Western Reef Heron

LEFT TO RIGHT Lesser Sand Plover, Turnstone, Terek Sand Piper
Turnstone

Greenshank
Greenshank

Grey Plover
Grey Plover

Turnstone lands in the early morning light
Turnstone

Slender-biller Gull
Slender-biller Gull

Little Terns stretches its wings with a Saunders's Tern in the foreground
Little Terns

Fishing Little Tern
Little Tern

Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover

Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover

Terek Sandpiper strolls past some Dunlin
Terek and Dunlin

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