On the 24th February:
A bright, sunny, cold day, with most of Chew Valley Lake frozen. We were at Villice Bay when we heard two loud, unmistakable calls from a small finch flying from a nearby tree, a Twite, a first record for the lake.
Around the lake, in the open areas of water, we saw a Red-necked Grebe, a Slavonian Grebe, around 80 Goosanders, 45 Ruddy Ducks and 13 Bewick's Swans. We also saw 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls, 12 Dunlin and a Bittern.
Our second day in Cyprus and no new birds today.
In Pakistan, most of the day spent at Haleji Lake. 17 new birds, 1 new mammal and 1 new reptile seen today.
Photo: Asian or Grey-headed Swamphen.
In Kenya at Lake Baringo. 12 new birds seen today.
Photo: Grey-headed Bush Shrike.