At 16:45, an hour before sunset, we reached Taizz and its huge garbage dump. Immediately we spotted about ten Abdim’s Storks on a roof! An unhealthy smoke from the dump filled the air. Imagine the peoples faces when drove through the smoke into the dump and disappeared. On the other side we found a hill and fresh air. Perfect for our activities. The air was filled with Black Kites and mixed up with White Storks and Steppe Eagles. A Hobby passing by as well as a flock of 100 Glossy Ibis. When we left the dump in the dusk we found about 50 Abdim’s Storks roosting in two big trees.
Tomorrow we’ll get up very early.
Cheers from an exhausted, but happy birders in Yemen.
One of at least 16 Terek Sandpipers at Khowkha. Photo: Ulf Ståhle.Saunder's Tern at Khowkha. Photo: Ulf Ståhle.