Beskrivelse: Dunn's Lark ssp. dunni: we found this species to be fairly common in suitable habitat along the road from Dakhla to Aousserd. Even a very tame juvenile was lucky enough to escape from under our shoes just in time!
More information on the Western Sahara can be found in the report of P. Bergier on http://www.go-south.org/
Beskrivelse: This glaucous gull (probable female) has wintered for its 11th consecutive winter in the fishing harbour of Ostend, Belgium. As the dutch name of glaucous gull literaly translated is "great mayor", it has been nicknamed 'Jean' like the real mayor of Ostend.
This grey catbird was found near one of the big locks of the Antwerp harbour on the 15th of december 2006. It was still present on the 16th when i could make this picture (in rainy weather...). It is accepted by the Flemish part of the Belgian rarities comity as the first grey catbird for Belgium. For new species for Belgium, acceptance by the Walonian part is needed too, which hasn't happened yet.