Sooty Gull - Ras Mohamed (north), Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Audouin's Gull - Essaouira, Morocco
White-eyed Gull - Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Pallas's Gull - Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Monday, 24 August 2009
Another quiet day bird wise, but another great walk around Radipole, Lodmoor and the Bill end of Portland. Lodmoor produced the most interest with 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, a dozen Lapwing, 3 Sandwich Tern, 5 Little Egret, a Willow Warbler, 3 Common Sandpiper, several (maybe 4) most vocal Water Rail, an equally noisy Green Woodpecker and a Common Buzzard. At the Obs, settling down to my now 'trademark' corned beef bun, I located a Curlew, on call, which was seen shortly afterwards circling the East Cliff before disappearing out to sea.
Black-tailed Godwits at Lodmoor today.