I was back down at this impressive project on a day that was overcast, mild but enjoyable weather for winter. I guess we have to accept that we cant always have ideal light.
Cruising around the lagoons, a couple of Common Ringed Plovers were seen feeding on the pristine beaches.
|Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)|
|Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)|
Most of the moulting large white-headed Gulls seen today were Heuglins; both adults and 1cy birds
|Heuglins Gull (Larus f. heuglini)|
|1cy Heuglins Gull (Larus f. heuglini) with a bill that looks out of proportion|
A walk on one of the islands produced both Little Egrets and pale form Indian Reef Heron; here all 3 together for comparative purposes
|Two Little Egrets (Egretta garzetta) and a pale form Indian Pond Heron (Egretta g. schistacea)|
|Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) footprints|
|Greater (Charadrius leschenaultii) and Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius atrifrons)|
|Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)|
|Overwintering Socotra Cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis)|