Post details: Rain yet again

2009-04-03

Rain yet again

Permalink 18:38:32, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Don't know why the weather has turned so unseasonal - rain and low cloud seems to be the norm at the moment - great for the desert since we have not had much rain for over two years. I am expecting a late showing of flowers around the place next week as a consequence. On the bird front the migration is very hit and miss according to the strength of the winds. Today more Pratincoles, Red-throated Pipits, Ortolan Buntings, Pale Rock Sparrows,Yellow Wagtails, Chiffchaff and now Willow Warblers are passing in ever increasing numbers. Nightingale Redstart the odd Stonechat loads of Shrikes and Wheatears of numerous species continue to populate every available habitat. Ruff, Kentish and Ringed plovers on the fields are increasing in number while today Caspian Plovers were the birds of the morning.I managed a couple of reasonable but distant and much cropped plus in the poor light adjusted photos
Caspian Plover

Caspian Plover

Caspian Plover

The rain was at times heavy as can be seen in this next shot mind you I don't think much of this Isabelline Shrikes' choice fro an umbrella

Isabelline Shrike

Collared Pratincole
Collared Pratincole

Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear

This photo of a Chiffchaff was taken yesterday - the sun was out then
Chiffchaff

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

Rather high in a bland sky Honey Buzzard drifts by
Honey Buzzard

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

Red-throated Pipits
Red-throated Pipits

Ringed Plover and Isabelline Wheatear
Ringed Plover and Isabelline Wheatear

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