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2012-09-22

A great but hot return to home ground

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Friday I started my day on the shore on Muharraq at Busaiteen with the tide full in - although this reduces the number of birds around most having gone to remoter roosts High tide does provide some great photographic opportunities.


Greater Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover

Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover

Lesser Sand Plover

Bird on the right -- Unidentified but most likely a Lesser however Kittlitz's springs to mind workingh on the ID
Unidentified but most likely Lesser

Red and Greenshank with Terek Sandpiper
mixed waders

Redshank
Redshank

Terek Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper

Greenshank
Greenshank

Grey Plover
Grey Plover

Almost too close for comfort a Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover

Turnstone
Turnstone

Western Reef Heron
Western Reef Heron

Grey Heron
Grey Heron

Gull - a big gull but is it Cachinnans or Barabensis??
Gull - yellow legged

Mixed flock of waders Dunlin and Lesser Sand Plover
Mixed flock

around the reclaimation area wheatears abound but also these two shrikes were noted

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

the adult was seen with this juvenile most probablyRedbacked
juv Shrike

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

After Busiteen I had time for a quick visit to Buri

Masked Shrike
Masked Shrike

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Little Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover

Namaqua Dove
Namaqua Dove

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

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2012-09-14

Returning this weekend

Permalink 11:45:37, Categories: Admin - Howard King  

Have withdrawal symptons so expect to be busy with the camera this coming week

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