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New species for Bastion have been Tawny Pipit with one on the 10th February, Trumpeter Finch (first I have seen on the ground) with three on the 16th and a Desert lark on the 19th.
Other notable species have included Short-toed Lark with two on the 17th (my birthday) and a Greenish Warbler (this time rather a dull bird) on the 16th. My identification of Rosy Pipit has been confirmed with a bird today in almost breeding plumage. The pair of Starlings has continued to appear on and off with only one present today.
I have been in email contact with Frank Gardner, the BBC security correspondent and an ardent birder. He has been in Kandahar and couldn't make it up to Bastion and I couldn't get down to Kandahar. He had seen a number of species whilst not transmitting to the world and had managed to see Red-wattled Lapwing behind the RSOI tents.
A much improved two weeks with light at the end of the tunnel and the promise of an afternoon's birding at Tunnel Beach, Episkopi in the offing.
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