Jan 24

Little Gull on Fujairah Port Beach

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Nick Moran and his team report a Little Gull today:

 

 

 

 

Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus

Vagrant.

1. One Khor Kalba 11-28 Mar 1996 (H de Haag, M Dryden).

2. One first-winter in Sila’a Harbour 3 May 1996 (SL James).

3. One Fujairah Port Beach 13 Nov 1997 (J Reynolds).

4. One Umm-al Qaiwain Tip 4-5 Mar 1998 (C Richardson, SJ Aspinall).

5. One Emirates Golf Club 11-21 Apr 1998 (C Richardson et al).

6. One first-summer Al Wathba Wetland Reserve 30 Apr 1998 (SL James).

7. One Kalba Corniche 19-20 Jan 2000 (C Richardson).

8. One Kalba Corniche 15 Oct 2000 (C Richardson).

9. One adult Sharjah Rubbish Tip 21 Jan 2006 (T Pedersen, OB Hansen, MR Engebretsen).

10. One first-winter Kalba Harbour 18-23 Feb 2006 (T Pedersen et al).

11. One second-winter Al Wathba Wetland Reserve 3 Jan 2007 (SL James, SJ Aspinall).

12. One immature Sharjah Rubbish Tip 5 May 2007 (J Buckler).

13. One immature Khor Kalba Harbour 12-15 Sep 2008 and again 20 Sep (SL James et al).

14. One immature Khor Kalba 11-20 Mar 2010 (N Tovey et al).

15. One second-calendar Fujairah Port Beach 6 Mar 2013 (M Ullman et al).

16. One first-winter Fujairah Port Beach 15-21 Nov 2015 (R Walker, D Jackson, A Pavlushkin). 17. One juvenile Khor Kalba 3-4 Oct 2018 (R Khan, M Smiles).

18. One Fujairah Port Beach 24 Jan 2019 (N Moran et al).

For those of you struggling to find the gull, and to illustrate how slowly one must scan the roosting flocks:

 

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