5. Seabirds note; Rails & Crakes

Firstly, a brief note on seabirds. The lack of a variety of gulls is very visible, there is only the Silver Gull but there is a variety of terns, all too far off to photograph and those seen included Caspian, the splendid Crested Tern and then Little, Common (slightly different to ours in Europe), Gull-billed and Whiskered, all seen from shore-based observation or over fresh water lakes and ponds.
Silver Gulls
But if there was a general lack of gulls, this was more than compensated for by the luck that we had with rails and although out of phase but because it frequents the same habitat, the Comb-crested Jacana.
Comb-crested Jacana
Baillon's Crake
Buff-banded Rail
Spotless Crake
Dusky Moorhen
Purple Swamphen (a.k.a Boghen) with chick

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