CJ Havemann has reported a series of sightings of unusual migrants at North Island. These are (from left to right in the photos above) a Common Snipe, a Bar-tailed Godwit and an Oriental Pratincole. The pratincole and godwit, also observed by Tarryn Havemann and Darren Pietersen, were present from 5 October. The snipe arrived a few days later.
SBRC has accepted 23 previous records of Common Snipe and 24 records of Oriental Pratincole. Bar-tailed Godwit is an annual visitor to Seychelles in small numbers. most frequently encountered in lagoons of the outer islands, but more unusual on granitic islands such as North. SBRC collects reports of all three species.
Photos: CJ Havemann