16/09/08

English (UK)   Mountain bunting  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 12:48:28 pm

Howard asked if I'd put some pictures of the bird here, well I only got a couple of shots and here they are.





Interestingly a picture of one was taken in The Oman last March. Link http://www.birdguides.com/pictures/default.asp?f=169918

English (UK)   A continuation of the pool pictures  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 10:00:04 am

Not only does the pool attract birds but a few predatory animals as well.


Mongoose


Spanish sparrow


Lesser short-toed lark

15/09/08

English (UK)   A few more from stalking the pool  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 12:06:53 pm

I've been parking up at a little pool and waiting to see what comes along. This has been very productive and here are a few more visitors.


Whimbrel


Spotted crake


Male namaqua dove.

14/09/08

English (UK)   A mixed bag  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 08:57:17 am

Here's a mixed bag of pictures mainly from Badaan Farm, although the first one was taken at Dammam International Airport lake.


I think this is a desert darter


Collared pratincole


Barn swallow


Young barn swallow


A new exotic, pin-tailed whydha


Yellow wagtail


Yellow-crowned bishops


Ruff


Female stonechat


Cutthroat finch (I wonder how it got that name?)


Village indigobird


Red-billed quelea


Male namaqua dove


Little ringed plover with a runny nose


Lesser short-toed lark

06/09/08

English (UK)   Back from rainy England  -  Categories: Bird Images (posts)  -  @ 02:11:16 pm

I'm back and glad to be able to get out and about again. Here's a few shots from the last two days.


Marsh harrier at Badaan farm.


Tawny pipit at Badaan.


One of Badaan's many collared pratincole.


A rufous bush robin that Brendan hasn't managed to net.


There are still a few hoopoe larks around Dammam Airport lake.

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