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2016-04-17

wild and windy weather

Permalink 20:03:25, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Heavy thunderstorms and lightning Thursday evening, tempered the weekends expectations however disappointing Friday was Saturday more than made up for that with some excellent birding. Excess water in parts of the south restricted movement along some of the desert tracks so it proved impossible to fully check the south and east of the Island. One unusual observation was the massive number of Isabelline Shrikes that had moved in on our wintering birds habitat; where we had observed 2 or 3 wintering sometimes over a dozen birds this weekend occupied the same space, an amazing site.

Species of the weekend has to be the White-throated Robins 4 were seen at Buri alone.
White-throated Robin

White-throated Robin

Whinchat
Whinchat

Whinchat

Redstart
Redstart

Redstart

Redstart

Ortolan Bunting
Ortolan Bunting

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Kestrel
Kestrel

Lesser Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel

Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush

Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler

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