After using a day west of Ankara Svende and I went to bird around some of the lakes south of Ankara. Our first stop was Uyuz. Our target there was White-headed Duck and we soon located some birds.
Other good birds around included several Black-necked Grebes, ducks, Greater Flamingos and Grey-lag Geese.
We then continued to Kulu. As always in this time of year the birding was awesome. Gull-billed, White-winged, Black and Whiskered Terns were around in good numbers.
Lesser Short-toed Larks were easily located as they were very vocal.
But there were two very nice surprises. First two Black-winged Pranticoles were seen in a few hundred meters distance for a few minutes.
Then I located the Lesser Flamingo among the Greater Flamingos on the north side of the lake.
There were not many shorebirds left, but species like Spur-winged Lapwing, Kentish Plover, Black-winged Stilt and Avocet here all seen.
After some good fighting with the mud and a minor delay we headed to Kozanli.
It was loaded with quality birds. Presumably a breeding male Citrine Wagtail was protecting its territory.
A lazy Great White Pelican, a Spoonbill, Glossy Ibises and Collared Pranticoles were all present.
The greatest surprises were an Oystercatcher, an Osprey and two Black-tailed Godwits.