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2009-12-22

Away for Christmas and New Year

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Nodolig Llawen - Happy Christmas and prosperous yet peaceful New Year

Back in early January

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2009-12-01

Long Eid Holiday

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Visited quite a few places since returning from Hawar - not a lot of species were noted and even less photographed, but still I enjoyed the time off.

In the early morning light a shrike considers where to find breakfast
Isabelline Shrike

Early morning is also a good time to catch Skylarks having a sand bath
Skylark

with quite a variety of ssp Stonechats are increasing in numbers
Stonechat

Stonechat

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater a few still passing - they probably don't go as far as European Bee-eaters
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

White Wagtail are everywhere you look
White Wagtail

Cattle Egret - now a common species
Cattle Egret

Indian Silver-bills
Indian Silver-bills

Isabelline Shrike beginning to mature
Isabelline Shrike

Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

Desert Warbler its yellow eye and rufous tail should ensure it is not confused with the common Graceful below
Desert Warbler

Graceful Warbler
Graceful Warbler

Around the ditches and wet patches
Green Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper

Green and Wood Sandpiper
Green and Wood Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper

Redshank
Redshank

little Egret
little Egret

A mixed flock of sparrows and silver bills take flight followed by the next character

Sparrow Hawk - going flat out coming down the track he missed them all and sailed on by mores the pity cause by then I was ready for a decent photo
Sparrow Hawk

Red Bishops found near Adhari fast becoming an escape haven
Red Bishop

Red Bishop

No outing would be complete without checking the shore but with the tide way out I could only get a few closeup shots.

Grey Plover
Grey Plover

Lesser Crested Tern
Lesser Crested Tern

Lesser Crested Tern

Saunder's Tern
Saunder's Tern

Slender-billed Gulls
Slender-billed Gulls

Western Reef Heron
Western Reef Heron

Turnstone
Turnstone

Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover

Curlew
Curlew

Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover

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