Archives for: July 2010

2010-07-24

a few things are turning up

Permalink 05:55:47, Categories: Observation by Howard  

The last of the Pallid Swifts have disappeared for the summer from outside the office window this week but Rollers Blue Cheeked Bee-eaters Sand Martins and even a yellow Wagtail have already been seen by Brendan. For my part I have added Cream Coloured Courser and a Isabelline Wheatear to the early returns. On the Shore Curlew Sandpiper and Little stint are now the most numerous wader but a few Terek Sandpipers Dunlin have been also seen along with an increase in numbers of Red and Greenshank, Whimbrel, Curlews and Godwits.

Cream Coloured Courser
Cream Coloured Courser
Our regulars
Greater Sand Plover - they just luv the camera
Greater Sand Plover
Little Bittern
Little Bittern
Night Heron
Night Heron

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2010-07-17

Suspect for new breeding record

Permalink 18:32:45, Categories: Observation by Howard  

It was my intention to concentrate on land birds today in both the gardens and fresh water margins. But having visited Adhari ditches,the chicken farm and a few green spots in between I ended up at Dumistan or Lawzi Lake with not many species recorded. The lake, our biggest body of brackish water and all that remains of an old long abandoned sandpit, was full of Terns; White-cheeked and Little, Reef Herons and Black-winged Stilts, a few Kentish Plovers, Little Egrets, a solitary Grey Heron and Little Grebes completed the picture. I was surprised as sat viewing the antics of the terns to see a pair of Slender-billed Gulls appear from the reed margins on the far side. Slender-billed are not that numerous in the summer unlike in winters when tens of thousands can be found. What was surprising about this pair were that one was obviously a juvenile whist the other an adult and the attentive behavior of the adult was suggestive of parent and offspring. Interesting to say the least as we do not have any accepted records for this species breeding here.

Dumistan Lawzi Lake
lake

Slender-billed Gull the pair in question
Slender-billed Gull

the adult
Slender-billed Gull

the juvenile
Slender-billed Gull

Slender-billed Gull

Terns
terns

White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked Tern

White-cheeked Tern

White-cheeked Tern

White-cheeked Tern

White-cheeked Tern

Little Tern
Little Tern

Little Tern

Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt

From Adhari
breeding Collared Dove
Collared Dove

Squacco Heron another species thought now to be breeding here
Squacco Heron

Kentish Plover chick
Kentish

Moorhen
Moorhen

From the Chicken Farm
Rufous Bushchat
Rufous Bushchat

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2010-07-16

beginning to see changes

Permalink 13:29:05, Categories: Observation by Howard  

after our ringing trip to Jarim last weekend it was nice to get back to the Maharraq shore - the most numerous species seen were the Greater Sand Plovers, out numbering the Kentish Plover for once. Both species seem to have multiplied in numbers dramatically these last few weeks. Terns were in short supply with the breeding season still not yet complete but plenty of Reef Herons around and the odd other wader the numbers of species on the shore is beginning to build.

Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper

Bar-tailed Godwit
Bartailed Godwit

Bartailed Godwit

Greater Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover

Greenshank
Greenshank

Greenshank

Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover

Lesser Crested Tern
Lesser Crested Tern

White-cheeked Tern

White-cheeked Tern

White-cheeked Tern

Western Reef Heron
Western Reef Heron

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