A Med Gull had been found by Pekka and his group earlier in the week, while I was in South Africa. So, after my son Jaden's golf lesson we headed to Green Island for a look see...
It was a long shot and we were unsuccessful, nevertheless we enjoyed a stroll around this man-made island and I was able to try and teach Jaden some id features of the more common birds.
We found a small group of Great Cormorants on an exposed Sandbank
|Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)|
|Pale form Indian Reef Heron (Egretta g. schistacea)|
|Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)|
|Ruppell's Weaver (Ploceus galbula)|
At Sharq Mall, someone was feeding the gulls and quite a frenzy was created. The majority were Caspian and Common Black-headed Gulls, although I did check to see if there was a Med Gull lurking amongst them.
|Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)|
|Caspian Gulls? and Common Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) squabbling over scraps|