Yesterday afternoon I went down to my local beach for a last look before my holidays. Fortunately the tide was in and the sun was behind me so it was good for photography. The only downside was it was so humid that my lens misted up as soon as I poked it out of the car window. I had to keep it inside the car and could not rest on the window frame so all the pictures are hand held at 600mm.
See you when I get back on September 14th.
I promised to take a colleague from work out today and show him the best sites for birdwatching. We were very lucky in seeing everything I'd told him about, even the commorants mobbing, which was a surprise to me. Here's just a few of the pictures I got whilst guiding him to the sites.
African collared dove
Another lesser crested tern
Yesterday I finally managed to get close enough to a crab plover to get a picture. Unfortunately I was shooting into the sun but I was not going to pass up a chance like that. This is the first one I've seen and there are a couple more up the coast near to the Dammam Port.
There are still lots of white-cheecked terns around and I managed to get quite a few pictures but as they feature quite a lot elsewhere, I thought I'd not bother posting more pictures. Amongst them was a lesser crested tern and I managed a few good shots of that.
I went down to the beach after work but the tide was a long way out and as such so were most of the waders. I did manage to get a couple of pictures, the first is a formation of common mynahs and the second a sickly looking whimbrel, probably why it's still around.