We woke up at 5:45 and headed out to the Göksu Delta. Our primary target bird was Black Francolin and he didn’t even reach the area before we heard the first one.
We came to the delta and as usual really great variety of species were present. We found birds like Graceful Prinia and Blackcaps all over the place.
We checked some scrub and found some good birds including Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Citrine Wagtails and Ortolan Bunting.
Thereafter we went to check the beach around the river delta. There we found 3 Audouin’s Gulls, Heuglin’s Gull, Caspian Gull, two Gannets and two Arctic Skuas.
After checking the delta we got some food at a restaurant at Tasucu and went to relax a little at the hotel. An hour later we went out again. We went to look for Purple Swamphens and soon we saw a bird foraging in a reed bed at Akgöl.
Other birds around the lake included Great Reed Warbler, Ferruginous Duck 6, a few White-winged Terns, Snake-eagle several Lesser Grey and Red-backed Shrikes.
After seeing the swamphen we headed towards Hurma, where we saw two Stone Curlews, 4 Black Francolins, Black-crowned Nightheron, Little Owl and more.
All in all it was a good day we lots of good birds around.