My son Jaden is conducting weekly surveys at JPR of threatened trigger species as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Since he cant drive, I am the chauffeur and mentor to help him with ID and counts which is an enjoyable father and son morning together.
Today was a marked improvement over last week.
A Blue-cheeked Bee-eater greeted us near the entrance
|Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)|
|Female Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)|
|Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)|
|Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)|
|Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)|
|Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)|
|Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)|
|Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)|
|Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)|
|Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii)|
|European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)|