I decided to take an early morning visit to the south coast of Stanley birding. Walking a circuit from Rookery Bay around to Phillips Point and back to Rookery Bay. The weather was sensational, no wind and hot, in fact good enough for shorts and t-shirt! Favourite moments of the day included observing a family of Chiloe Wigeon on the larger pond at the base of Phillips Point. There is a dense cover of Arrow-leafed Marigold around the edge of this pond. I decided to sit on the track and was delighted to see at least 7 Sedge Wrens (Falkland Grass Wren).
Was thrilled to see 29 species of birds in about 3 hours. This is the joint highest total this year and on this circuit i have now seen a total of 33 different birds. Two new birds to the list, Black-crowned Night-heron and Silver Teal.
Species seen today
Magellanic Penguin, Upland Goose, Kelp Goose, Kelp Gull, Magellanic Cormorant, Long-tailed Meadowlark, Magellanic Oystercatcher, Black-crowned Night-heron, Falkland Steamer Duck, Dark-faced Ground-tyrant, South American Snipe (Magellanic), Yellow-billed Teal (Speckled), Southern Caracara, Crested Duck, Correndera Pipit, Dolphin Gull, Brown-hooded Gull, Two-banded Plover, Turkey Vulture, Chiloe Wigeon, Silver Teal, Sedge Wren, South American Tern, Silvery Grebe, Brown Skua, Southern Giant Petrel, White-rumped Sandpiper, Rufous-chested Dotterel, Black-throated (Canary-winged) Finch.