The final H16 Missive

Birding reports from from our rep in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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The final H16 Missive

Postby Lesser Spot Finder » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:08 am

A significant moment; this is my last post from AFG. A final trip to the sludge lagoon, I 'borrowed' a vehicle and managed half an hour - I'm glad I did. There has been a significant wader passage although yesterday's White-tailed Lapwing flock was reduced to a single bird. Also present; White-winged Black Tern (1), Green Sandpiper (1), Wood Sandpiper (3), Common Sandpiper (1), Little Stint (4), Ringed Plover (1) and Black-winged Stilt (3). Single drab Citrine and White Wagtails fed in the margins. Nearby a small Warbler passage but with only Clamerous Reed Warbler and Booted Warbler confirmed. Three Rollers appeared and were a useful monthly tick and overflying Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (2) and a small number of Crowned Sandgrouse ended the desert experience. It has been a pleasure and thanks for all your support during the last 7 months. Next discussion on Afghan Birds will take place in the Pulpit Pub, Portland Bill on 14 Sep 12. See you there.

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