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A very good day

Permalink 19:45:09, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Today's birding was exceptional - up to 10 Linnets 3rd accepted country record found by Brendan and 2 (poss)3 Chaffinch 8th country Record found by me both from the gardens north of Burri. To top things off Brendan and Abdullah had 2 Pied Kingfishers (lifers for them) at Adhari west of the amusement park in the late afternoon. I had started my day at this site and was pleased to find a Black-Throated thrush our 5th or 6th record for this winter alone. Squacco Heron, Little Bittern, Song Thrush Spotted Crake and Pintail Snipe were amongst the species seen. Sadly I only got pictures of the Squacco Herons so heavily overgrown are the ditches that by the time you find a bird and stop, its disappeared into the vegetation. At Hamalah and Buri Desert and Isabelline Wheatears, Stonechats, Skylarks, Meadow and Water Pipits, Corn Buntings and White Wagtails remain prominent at these sites. Isabelline and Great Grey Shrikes along with Blue-throats were frequently seen.

One of the Linnets sadly as far as photography is concerned,seen on the sunny side of the track. I only managed to get a few record shots.




Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron

Squacco Heron

Graceful Warbler
Graceful Warbler

Collared Dove

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Crested Lark if only all species were this confiding
Crested Lark



Away on Leave at the moment

Permalink 01:17:25 pm, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Freezing at home in Pembrokeshire at the moment back later this month Message to Liam my youngest - Hope your school project is going well Liam


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