Not enjoying the cold weather and lack of birds
On both Friday and Saturday heavy fog blanketed most of my favorite birding sites. At the Jasra roost each morning for the Hypocolius I could hear the assembled flock but only managed to glimpse a few departing shadows. By the time the fog lifted around 7 all but a few had departed. The heavy dew did however provide an opportunity to see some species normally skulking in the undergrowth including some of our odd ball escapes.
Corn Bunting - over thrirty at Hamalah
Skylark one of hundreds
Bimaculated Lark - five at Hamalah, one at Buri
Great Grey Shrike
A female of something
After last weekends disaster when rain and gales stopped play it was good to get out and chase birds around the many puddles that last weeks storm left - nothing exceptional except four Bimaculated larks at Hamalah but good birding never the less. Saturday was restricted by road closures for the Triathalon so I concentrated on Busaiteen shorelines but with a low tide not the best time for photography but good numbers of wintering species seen.
Spotted Munia originally an escape now seen across the Island
Grey Hypocolius from Jasra - arriving early over a hundred not so confiding birds were seen
Bimaculated Lark four seen on farmland in Hamalah no chance for closeups unfortunately
Osprey at an inland site
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