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Monday, 8 October 2012

BLACK SKIMMER in SOUTH AFRICA

Ralph Hobbs has very kindly provided me a link to Trevor Hardaker's account of the finding of the first-ever BLACK SKIMMER in South Africa -

http://birdingafricacapetownpelagics.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/black-skimmer-new-for-africa-found-at-rietvlei-cape-town/

It is perhaps very likely that this record relates to a BLACK SKIMMER seen flying south past Annagh Head on the Mullet Peninsular (County Mayo, Ireland) on 10 August