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2017-07-29

A busy end to the month

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Purple was the order of the last week of the month down at Askar marsh with the discovery of a family group of 4 Purple Gullenule 2 adults 2 Juveniles - the species has suddenly gone from vagrant status to breeding resident with other birds being seen at Tubli mangroves and Arad bay it seems likely the species will be able to establish itself permanently here.


Purple Gallinule
Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule

Elsewhere in the gardens some local late spring early summer breeding species were out and about often with young

Clamorous Reed Warbler and young
Clamorous Reed Warbler

Clamorous Reed Warbler

Clamorous Reed Warbler

Clamorous Reed Warbler

Rufous Bush-chat and young
Rufous Bush-chat

Rufous Bush-chat

Rufous Bush-chat

Rufous Bush-chat

Rufous Bush-chat

Rufous Bush-chat

Rufous Bush-chat

Rufous Bush-chat

Rufous Bush-chat

Coot a pair in residence at Buhair breeding - possible
Coot

Great Grey Shrike Southern
Great Grey Shrike

Great Grey Shrike

Great Grey Shrike

Southern Red Bishop always nice to see a few around Adhari - a site condemned to destruction
Southern Red Bishop

On the shore a few new species to report moving in
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwits
Bar-tailed Godwits

Broad-billed Sandpiper a lonesome single more will follow very soon
Broad-billed Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper more and more arriving
Curlew Sandpiper

Flamingo
Flamingo

Greater Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover

Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover

Gull-billed Tern
Gull-billed Tern

Little Stint huge increase in numbers
Little Stint

Family Oyster Catchers
Family Oyster Catchers

Non breeding summering birds being joined by birds having completed their breeding somewhere east and north of here
Slender-billed Gull

Squacco Heron blue is the new orange
Squacco Heron

Squacco Heron

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