Today's birding at Mile 4 salt works

Swakopmund's rare Common Redshank
I went out this morning for a nice bit of birding at the Mile 4 salt works. It was foggy when I went out, but the fog was not obstructing the view, so it was fine.

Today's birds: Cape Cormorant (thousands,) Common Whimbrel, Kelp Gull, Ruddy Turnstone, Grey Plover, White-fronted Plover, Sandwich Tern, Hartlaub's Gull, Greater Flamingo, Damara Tern (only a few, they will be gone soon,) Common Tern, Swift Tern, Common Greenshank, Black-necked Grebe, Pied Avocet, White-breasted Cormorant, Cape Teal, Little Egret, Barn Swallow (heading off soon?) Cape Wagtail, Black-winged Stilt, Lesser Flamingo (actually lots today,) African Black Oystercatcher, Ruff (only a few, and looking better by the day, ready for breeding further north,) and lastly the star of the day, a Common Redshank, a rare bird we have been seeing lots of, but it is still a rare vagrant. The picture with this post is a much cropped picture with the Common Redshank.

There were lots of young White-fronted plover's around. It's always amazing how they make it in these very open habitats. You would think the Kelp Gulls would have them all.

I also watched Kelp Gulls harass Cape Cormorants until they regurgitate the contents of their crops, which the Gulls would quickly eat.
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