2nd Febuary 2020
This impressive Palm Nut Vulture at the lagoons was the only individual that I saw alday.
I thought I would make a visit to the dried out lagoons at tujreng and see if the Caspian Plover was still hanging out with the Little-ringed Plover. The taxi-bus dropped me off on the dirt track leading south to the beach but I took for the first left from that track and was rewarded with 4 Pied Hornbill. Nearby there were single Violet Turuco and Palm-nut Vulture. I relocated the CASPIAN PLOVER at the beach end where it had been now since Graham and I found it 19 days ago. Some other birders turned up and they didn’t know anythin about the plover until I put them on it. One of them seemed to be pretty pleased in seeing the mega and I also put them on other birds including Western Olivacious Warbler, Whitethroat and a male Redstart. After having a good old chat with one of the birders, Colin, we discovered that we were both from Salop and he lived at Ellesmere where I lived for nearly ten years just a few mile down road at Bagley. I had a great time spending an hour with Colin and his friends but I had to get to Turntable to do shopping and hopefully use the Wifi. The Wifi let me down.
First thing this from Mamuda where were living at the moment
Two of the 4 Pied Hornbill at Tujereng Lagoons
Palm Nut Vulture
The CASPIAN PLOVER was still hanging out with the Little-ringed Plover at the beach end
African Harrier Hawk
Western Olivaceous Warbler
Returning from Turntable, I stopped off at Tanji and here I had an a few hours of light left and made the most of it by having a stroll along the shore at the fishing village. 100’s of gulls and terns were feeding close in with the fisherman still bringing the fish in while the women wait to gut and smoke the them. Although Sanyang is only ten minute up road, I gave it forty minutes before dark to get there. You don’t want to be on the road in the dark as that’s when many of the crashes occur.
Little Tern in the evening light
Royal, behind, and Caspian Tern