Archives for: September 2014

2014-09-29

Surprisingly qiet

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Wheatears and shrikes still prominent but only a few additional other species seen this weekend

Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier

Pallid Harrier
Pallid Harrier

Pallid Harrier

Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher

Tawny Pipit
Tawny Pipit

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

Cattle Egrets
Cattle Egrets

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Great Grey Shrike
Great Grey Shrike

Indian Silverbills
Indian Silverbills

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2014-09-21

Still hot and migration produce few surprises

Permalink 10:38:57, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Temperatures this weekend still hovered close to 40c so I spent most of my time exploring agricultural areas gardens and anywhere with fresh water.

Along with a Woodchat and a Masked it was a weekend for Shrikes


Great Grey Shrike quite a few about not always the easiest to photograph
Great Grey Shrike

Greta Grey Shrike

Isabelline Shrike with over twenty individuals seen they will remain the most prominent shrike around
Isabelline Shrike

Hoopoe
Hoopoe

Namaqua Dove
Namaqua Dove

the two Glossy Ibis at Buhair have now turned into six -
Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

A few Duck, Malard and Gargany mingled with a lotta Little Egrets Black Winged Stilts Ringed Plover and a few Pacific Golden Plover

Pacific Golden Plover

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2014-09-14

Migration filling the foreshore

Permalink 11:22:32, Categories: Observation by Howard  

I have now returned from after extensive period overseas - this weekend I spent my time catching up with birds on the foreshore of Busaiteen - which is always a nice way to slip back in and find out what is on the move.


Socotra Cormorant a young bird - one of many seen fishing of the shore
Socotra Cormorant

Socotra Cormorant

Socotra Cormorant

Socotra Cormorant

Socotra Cormorant

Lesser Sand Plover as numerous as ever more so at the moment that Greater
Lesser Sand Plover

Lesser Sand Plover

Lesser Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover with a Kentish Plover in the forground
Greater Sand Plover

Kentish Plover - so many these days with many being local residents - after a successful breeding season
Kentish Plover

Dunlin the most numerous wader around at the moment along with Little Stints
Dunlin

Little Stint
Little Stint

Grey Plover many still retain some summer plumage
Grey Plover

Bartailed Godwit - a good number recorded in small flocks around the shore
Bartailed Godwit

Turnstone
Turnstone

Curlew Sandpiper numers increasing
Curlew Sandpiper

Greenshank
Greenshank

Redshank
Redshank

Terek Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper

Lesser Crested Tern
Lesser Creasted Terns

Northern Wheatear the most colourful seen
Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear - the most numerous wheatear seen
Isabelline Wheatear

Greater Short-toed Lark
Greater Short-toed Lark

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