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Rain followed by a dust storm

Permalink 11:50:05, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Seems the weather wants to disrupt the flow this week - it rained from squally showers on Friday which settled the dust locally however by the evening a giant dust storm moved in from the Arabian peninsular making the eveing and Saturday morning a nose itching and eye rubbing event. However as I post I have just heard my first Bee-eater of the season however yesterday was unique as I didn't record other than Prinia a single warbler.

Ortolan Bunting
Ortolan Bunting

Ortolan Bunting

Ortolan Bunting


Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit

Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear

Saunders's Tern - an early starter at Busaiteen - the Little terns at Adhari have yet to lay
Saunders's Tern

Socotra Cormorants on the move off the Saudi Causeway here a few thousands of the tens of thousands in this flock
Socotra Cormorants

Redstart female

Pratincole four recorded at Buri


Curlew now five at Hamalah Farm

Hoopoe there are hundred around this year

Grey Francolin one of thousands many with extended families of chicks
Grey Francolin

Pallid Harrier one of two encountered today
Pallid Harrier

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail



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