Post details: a fantastic 1st of May


a fantastic 1st of May

Permalink 19:23:47, Categories: Observation by Howard  

After a night of strong winds thunder and lightning Chris and I started early today 6am - the thunder and lightning continued as did a few light showers making for a spectacular start to the day. Among the fallen trees Shrikes, warblers, Rollers aplenty but the day belongs to some firsts "Lifers" for Chris which I have put up first

first thing this morning

White-throated Robin - female seen a Buri
White-throated Robin

White-throated Robin

Lesser Kestrel one of two males seen at Hamalah
Lesser Kestrel

Lesser Kestrel

Lesser Kestrel


Roller between last week and today nine individuals recored



Whinchat one of three seen at Buri

Hoopoe - one of five seen today at Hamalah

Red-wattled Plover -at Hamalah - probably the same bird first seen some three weeks back
Red-wattled Plover

Indian House Crow
Indian House Crow

Whitethroat one of two seen - this one in my garden in town

Red-Backed Shrike at last with six seen today
Red-Backed Shrike

Glossy Ibis - seen at Buhair last weekend
Glossy Ibis

White-cheeked Tern pair bonding the passing of fish - here a female accepts the offering but then disappears
White-cheeked Tern

Record images of other species seen - not the the best - an Orphean Warbler seen at Buri and a beautiful female Rock Thrush were not photographed

Lesser Grey Shrike one of five seen today none of which would allow close approach
Lesser Grey Shrike

Willow Warbler with today at Buri a good number seen
Willow Warbler



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