I started out at the south west corner of the island near the one bridge to the city. Then I walked along the western shore until I moved inland into the farms.
This blog is about the walk along the shore line.
The best moment of this part of the session was undoubtedly coming across an Egyptian plover and close up.
These birds are not shy. When I got too close it just sat down at first presumably as a hiding technique.
Egyptian plover sitting
Later it chose to simply walk away.
Egyptian plover walking away
Later I saw two more birds but this time in flight.
It was here that common sandpiper and Temminck's stint were added to my growing Sudan list.
Much better views were had of pied kingfisher than three days before at Sunut Forest.
Little ringed plover
African mourning dove
Little bee-eater was seen all over Tuti Island but clearly gravitates towards bushes next to the rivers.
Red-billed firefinch is not a shore bird but that didn't stop a female hopping on to the shoreline.
In the next blog I will report on the farms on Tuti and give a full list of the 42 species seen on the Island.