Archives for: November 2011

2011-11-25

wet and windy this week

Permalink 13:08:19, Categories: Admin - Howard King  

Heavy rains this week caused minor puddles to turn into mini lakes these will provide the basis for a great show of spring flowers in a few weeks time


Isabelline Wheatear weathering the chill wind
Isabelline Wheatear

Desert Wheatear a little damp
Desert Wheatear

Grey Hypocolius - I spent several hours watching the sunrise over the current roost in Jasra; more to count numbers than photograph - I ended up with close to 300 seen
Grey Hypocolius

Grey Hypocolius

Isabelline Shrikes doesn't matter where you go there are a lot around these days all shapes and sizes
Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Stonechats soaked by the rain
Stonechat

Stonechat

Stonechat

Tawny Pipit
Tawny Pipit

Tree Pipit
Tree Pipit

Bluethroat a particularly odd looking one no red in throat no tan in the tail
Bluethroat

On the shore Flamingo numbers continue to climb over 7000 now in and around Tubli bay
Flamingo

Dunlin the most common wader at the moment
Dunlin

Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover

Lesser Sandplover
Lesser Sandplover

left to right Lesser Sandplover, Broad-Billed Sandpiper and a Dunlin
Waders

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2011-11-19

a foggy damp start to the day

Permalink 18:47:46, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Lots around but strange light first thing with a think hazy fog draping the landscape

Juv Wood Sandpiper
Juv Wood Sandpiper

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Skylark
Skylark

Stonechat
Stonechat

Grey Francolin
Grey Francolin

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

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2011-11-08

breezy but cooler now

Permalink 09:13:29, Categories: Observation by Howard, Admin - Howard King  

not a lot to photograph was found this weekend - lots of birds and species mind but in feeding mode making them hard to approach


Grey shrike of the southern variety
Grey shrike

Grey shrike

Grey shrike

Isabelline shrike a good number now moving in to winter age sex and ssp always a difficult question
isabeline shrike

isabeline shrike

perennial favourite the Hoopoe two of many seen today
hoopoe

hoopoe

hoopoe

Water Pipit
Water pipit

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater continue to pass


Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Indian Silverbills
Indian Silverbills

House Crow
House Crow

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