The wind had died down during the night, so all seemed well when I left the apartment just after 5:30am. However, there was still remnant dust hanging in the air and an hour later, the wind picked up again....so far from ideal.
All the usual's were still around and wader diversity was the same as the last visit with not too much increase in numbers. I suspect that this is juvenile Little Ringed Plover, unfortunately we never did locate a nest, despite their presence all summer.
|Juvenile Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)|
|This year's Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)|
|This year's Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)|
|Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)|
|Upcher's Warbler (Hippolais languida)|
|Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)|
|Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)|
|White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)|
Migrant diversity should now start increasing over the next 2-weeks, especially with the assistance of the prevailing NW wind.