Long-tailed Glossy Starling
An arid floodplain near Nyamlel held a flock of African Quail-Finches and my first Black Crowned Cranes flew past in the distance (no photo). Six doves that flew by looked very much like European Turtle Doves but again I was not able to photograph them.
I stayed in a pleasant compound in Nyamlel, where resident species included numerous Speckled Pigeons and Blue-naped Mousebirds.
Back in Aweil town, a large grove of mango trees held a roost of at least 265 Black-crowned Night-Herons and 150 plus Rose-ringed Parakeets. In both cases these are by far the largest counts I have made of these species in South Sudan. The mango trees also held innumerable bats.
Back in Juba, leaving the window open at night to listen for owls (I have an excellent mosquito net by the way) paid dividends when a Spotted Eagle-Owl started calling in the pre-dawn.