3-4/01/2011 at Sulaibikhat Bay
03/01/2011: Eurasian Curlew 460, Greater Flamingo 1000, Northern Shoveler 5, Little Egret 4, Indian Reef Heron 8, Pied Avocet 31, Gull-billed Tern 3, Armenian Gull 3, Black-headed Gull 500, Dunlin 1800, Crab Plover 60, Terek Sandpiper 2, Common Redshank 10, Grey Heron 10, Whiskered Tern 12, Caspian Tern 20, Caspian Gull 3, Slender-billed Gull 100.
04/01/2011: Whiskered Tern 18, Common Redshank 80, Bar-tailed Godwit 430, Heuglin’s Gull 17, Caspian Gull 5, Armenian Gull 3.
Heuglin’s Gull Larus fuscus/heuglini heuglini (the two in the middle), Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans 3rd winter (left) and Armenian Gull Larus armenicus (right)
Note Heuglin’s the largest, Caspian the intermediate, and Armenian the smallest.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans 3rd winter (left) the same bird above, note wing pattern, P10 has a not complete sub-terminal black band which is typical of Eastern Caspian Gull. Two Heuglin’s Gulls (right)
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans 3rd winter, the same bird above.