Archives for: November 2012

2012-11-27

Permalink 13:01:23, Categories: Observation by Howard  

I enjoyed the long Ashora holiday although I spent more time looking for species than photographing birds I did manage a few decent shots


Black Necked Grebe
Black Necked Grebe

Black Necked Grebe

Spotted Eagle
Spotted Eagle

Hypocolius
Hypocolius

Hypocolius

Socotra Cormorant
Socotra Cormorant

Heuglin's Gull
Heuglin's Gull

Dunlin
Dunlin

Grey Heron
Gey Heron

Grey Heron
Grey Heron

Honey Buzzard
Honey Buzzard

Lapwing
Lapwing

Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier

Redshank
Redshank

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2012-11-20

A Mourning Chase

Permalink 08:18:46, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Friday I picked John Walker up around 7.15, where to go what to see, a Mourning Wheatear was high on his list, in fact top of it. So I headed for the Jebel Dahkan and and what is normally an easy found wintering bird.

They proved elusive, in fact all most impossible to find but at least John was able to claim two firsts; Desert Lark and Redtailed Wheatear. In fact we turned up 4 or 5 Desert Larks and two Redtailed. We walked probed and cruised the area around the Jebel encountering some Falconers hacking a young Perigrine before returning several hours later to the point where we had started only to find a Mourning sitting on his expected perch where it remained for close inpection. A bit distant for a classic photo but nice views were had.

After the Jebel we headed to Hamalah and Buri to find a Bluethroat or two, I had seen several on Thursday at the same location however we failed but John did get close views of Redthroated Pipits at Buri another first for him.


Desert Lark
Desert Lark

Redtailed Wheatear
Redtailed Wheatear

Mourning Wheatear
Mourning Wheatear

Hacking with a young Peregrine Falcon (an import from Pakistan)
Hacking Perigrine

Bluethroat
Bluethroat

A flurry of Isabelline Shrikes
Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Pied Wheatear all the same bird
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

a flurry of Stonechats
Stonechat

Stonechat

Stonechat

An oddball a Whydah
Whydah

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2012-11-10

A GREAT DAYS BIRDING

Permalink 06:56:51, Categories: Observation by Howard  

The day started well when accompanied by visiting birding John Walker we were able to locate several hundred Grey Hypocolius first thing in the morning


Hypocolius
Hypocolius

we moved on to the Hamalah Farm and instantly bumbed into the Spotted Eagle

Spotted Eagle
 Spotted Eagle

Spotted Eagle

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

One nice encounter was with a pair of Avadavats - hidden away in the long grass a devil to photograph
Red Avadavat

Red Avadavat

Skylark
Skylark

Oriental Skylark
Oriental Skylark

Stonechat
Stonechat

Water Pipit
Water Pipit

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Kestrel
Kestrel

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Crested Lark
Crested Lark

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2012-11-08

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Permalink 06:49:41, Categories: Observation by Howard  

An early afternoon call from Abdulla alerted me to the presence of an eagle at the chicken farm. Fortunately this time around I was able to drop things and head out to the farm where I managed to grab a few closeup images of the bird.


Greater Spotted Eagle s
Spotted Eagle

Spotted Eagle

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2012-11-03

a day chasing a ringed Gull

Permalink 09:37:41, Categories: Observation by Howard  

I spent friday morning chasing the ringed Gull at Busaiteen without success - however the outing along with friends John Walker and Simon Wilson did produce a few opportunities for an occassional picture

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

Desert Warbler
Desert Warbler

Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern

Gull-billed Tern
Gull-billed Tern

Terek Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper

Bar-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit

Curlew
Curlew

Grey Plover
Grey Plover

Little Stint
Little Stint

Sanderling in the center
Sanderling

Western Reef Heron
Western Reef Heron

Greater Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover

Soctra Cormorant
Soctra Cormorant

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

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