Thursday, 17 May 2012

Tuti Island visit

Things were quiet at Tuti last Friday when I visited again with Terry and Stephen. Bird of the day was a European Honey-Buzzard which was flying around at the northern end of the island.

European Honey-Buzzard, Tuti Island 11th May 2012

There was little evidence of birds moving up the Nile other than a few terns and a couple of groups of Black-crowned Night-Herons. A flock of Sacred Ibises flew over, but it wasn't clear if they were migrating or just making a local movement. They only occur this north during the rainy season and I have only been seeing them in recent weeks.

Black-crowned Night-Herons, Tuti Island 11th May 2012

Sacred Ibises, Tuti Island 11th May 2012

1 comment:

  1. Please continue doing what you are doing. No one knows about birds of Sudan, not even the Sudanese people themselves. I am dreaming of returning to Sudan with some fellow scientists and do some work in Tuti. It sadden me that the people of Tuti do not know the wealth of wild life they have and the possibility of teaching good science to their students. It handy all they have to do is just go with your students and explore outdoor of your Island!!