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    Hi,
    We are new to bird watching but are staying in Puglia, the heel of Italy for a couple of months. We are staying by the coast with lots of little marshy/sandy bays. So far we ahve seen today about 20 little egrets, 15 oyster catchers, 250 storm petrels or we think they are as they're out to sea flying low small and dark and landing in the sea. A black-winged stilt very pretty and some slender billed gulls with very light pink brests about 20 of these. 3 grey herons, a male hen harrier.

    Something that looked like a bar tailed godwit but not too sure will try to photograph but don't have much of a zoom on our camera, little wading birds that look like kentish plover but again not to sure does anybody know this area???

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    Hi Bob, a couple of sites might be interesting to you:
    Nature in Puglia
    Birding Pal that has a pal in Puglia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobjenny View Post
    Hi,
    So far we ahve seen (...) 250 storm petrels or we think they are as they're out to sea flying low small and dark and landing in the sea.
    Storm Petrel is on of the rarest seabird to check along the italian coast, even it's a (uncommon) breeding bird. May i suggest the Yelkouan Shearwater as a candidate species for the flock "flying low... and landing in the sea" ?
    Cheers

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