06 November 2016

An afternoon at Kubbar Island

Week 38, 17 September 2016 - Kubbar Island

We enjoyed an afternoon on the boat in the warm waters around Kubbar Island with our good friends George and Michelle.

On the way out, you do have to pass a few large tankers waiting their turn to head to the oil terminal - these are truly impressively large ships!

Impressive Oil Tanker
The summer breeding season was over, but there were still a number of 1st year Terns (probably White-cheeked) seen on and flying around the island.

I had a short walk along the island, flushing a Common Kestrel

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
and seeing a few waders, the most predominant being Ruddy Turnstones.

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)


Unfortunately, not many birds around - so we enjoyed some snorkeling, catching a few rays and good conversation. The trip back to the Marina against the backdrop of the setting sun is pretty cool and tranquil after an enjoyable day!

On golden pond

Tranquility

The sun sets on an enjoyable day


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  2. Beautiful photos!!! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  3. Beautiful photos!!! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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