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2020-04-21

18 April 2020 NEW SPECIES recoreded bring country toatal to 331

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18 April 2020 NEW SPECIES - It's not every day that one gets to announce a country first but here it is a Bay-backed Shrike, (Lanius vittatus) unfortunately, was only able to get reference photos but they are sufficient thankfully to be able to determine and confirm the species with the assistance of OSME


Bay Backed Shrike
Bay Backed Shrike

Bay Backed Shrike

Bay Backed Shrike

European Bee-eater
European Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Roller
Roller

Cinereous Bunting
Cinereous Bunting

And keeping company with an Indian Silverbill
Cinereous Bunting

Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting

Ortolan Bunting
Ortolan Bunting

Ortolan Bunting

Ortolan Bunting

Crested Lark
Crested Lark

Tree Pipit
Tree Pipit

Tree Pipit

Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit

Red-throated Pipit

Female Redstart
Female Redstart

Male Redstart
male Redstart

Rufous Bushchat
Rufous Bushchat

Chiffchaff
Chiffchaff

Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Whinchat
Whinchat

Turtle Dove
Turtle Dove

Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher

Nightingale
Nightingale

Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Collared Dove
Collared Dove

Juv Moorhen
Juv Moorhen

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail

Grey Fancolin
Grey Fancolin

White-tailed Plover
White-tailed Plover

Ruff
Ruff

White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked Tern

Braod-billed Sandpiper
Braod-billed Sandpiper

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2020-01-25

Permalink 16:45:31, Categories: Observation by Howard, Admin - Howard King  

After the Christmas, New Year break its always nice to doodle around and see what has remained in situ through the winter - my first surprise was that the only Stonechat I could find - this Siberian a female at Adhari

Siberian Stonechat
Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat

and the next pleasant surprise was a Marsh tern at Alba Marsh
White-whinged Black Tern
White-winged Black Tern

White-winged Black Tern

White-winged Black Tern

I have to admit I was surprised to find the Marsh Harrier still in residence here too - no longer one, it is now one of a pair
Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harriers

Marsh Harriers

This Pintail Snipe was out in the open for once
Pintail Snipe

Pintail Snipe

Pintail Snipe

Marsh Sandpiper one of about a dozen at Alba Marsh
Marsh Sandpiper

GreenShank nice for comparison
GreenShank

out and about I came across some
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper

Pied Wagtail
Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Herons by the dozen
Grey Heron and a Western Reef
Reef and Grey Heron

Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron

Curlew
Curlew

And the every present Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia

Grey Fancolin
Grey Fancolin

Moorhen
Moorhen

and A displaying
Crested Lark
Crested Lark

Crested Lark

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