I was back down at Sea City and this time spent most of the time on the boat, both on the lagoons and off-shore.
On the way to site, I had a single Isabelline Wheatear sitting in the shade of an Acacia Tree
|Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)|
Barn Swallow numbers are still down, but this will change over the coming weeks.
|Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)|
Out on the lagoons, I found a mixed flock of Little Stints
|Little Stint (Calidris minuta)|
and good numbers of Ruddy Turnstone
|Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)|
Of course a visit off-shore produced around 18 Socotra Cormorants and more adult birds than I have seen in previous years.
|Sub-adult Socotra Cormorant (Arenaria interpres)|
|Adult Socotra Cormorant (Arenaria interpres)|