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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Amazing bird sightings on Sal!

Alexander's Kestrel
On a slight tangent, we had a pool of water near the hatchery for some weeks after the rain.  A guest from the UK, Steve Payne who had his telescope with us was kind enough to share his bird sightings.

For 14 days between 14 - 28 September this is what Steve recorded:

At the temporary pools at the rear of RIU hotel
Black Winged Stilt
Kentish Plover
Ringed Plover
Grey Plover
Little Egret
Alexander's Kestrel
Grey Heron
Purple Heron
Yellow Wagtail
Turtle Dove

At other locations
Kentish Plover
Greater Hoopoe Lark
Bar Tailed Desert Lark
Iago Sparrow
House Sparrow

Who knew?!!!

No all we need is a bit more rain each day and to persuade the RIU not to fill up the pool with diesel after they have finished pumping all the water out of the hotel!!

Thanks for sharing the information Steve.

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