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2013-03-09

wind and dust continue

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Despite the strong wind and occassional dust this weekend proved to be far better than I had hoped. Warblers Pipits Wagtails and Wheatear continue to arrive but from a photographic standpoint remained largely unapproachable. Nervous is the best way to describe them.

On Friday I started in the ditches behind Adhari park at around 7am then I moved to Jasra, Hamalah finishing at Buri. The first bird seen was a Redrumped swallow followed by an old friend who we will call the forever disappearing Kingfisher, He will be gone before I manage a decent photo. One ditch in particular was full of birds and many species. However I missed many but did get some interesting shots of those deeper in the ditch and vegetation. Hamalah and Buri were disappointing in number of birds seen but Wheatears were plentiful. Jasra was interesting for the pair of Hoopoe I found at a hole in a wooden hut. This is suggestive of breeding once proven it will be our second record for the species this year. Abdulla visited the location on Sunday and witnessed the birds copulating looking interesting!!

Citrine Wagtail
Citrine Wagtail

Citrine Wagtail

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Chiffchaff
Chiffchaff

Graceful Prina
Graceful Prina

Bluethroat
Bluethroat

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Hoopoe
Hoopoe

Night Heron
Night Heron

Kingfisher
Kingfisher

And then we have this Tawny Pipit the wrong colour compared to all our other wintering birds so am currently puzzled why this Tawny Pipit is this colour

Pipit

Pipit

Indian Mongoose
Indian Mongoose

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