August is a month when staying at home is the best option but after an enforced layoff of a couple of weeks one has to get out - the shoreline is full of waders as more pile in to fatten up before moving on. Along with our summer breeding species any trip out can be special even spectacular.
This weekend I spent Friday on the Muharraq shore and on Saturday took a boat trip around the entire Island with friends starting and finishing at Durat - a journey that took 5 hours and covered nearly 200kms Hotter than hell but amazing to do!
Pictures this week in no particular order and not all species pointed outwher numerous are seen
Bridled Tern one of many seen on our boat trip
Broad-billed Sandpiper - large influx
Preening Curlew Sandpiper along with snoozing a Broad-billed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper most numerous wader this week on the shore
A solitary Dunlin lost in a flock of Curlew Sandpipers
Bar-tailed Godwit sizeable flocks seen
Greater Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Mixed bag of species most prominent the Gull-billed Tern
Mixed bag of species most prominent the Grey Plover
Oystercatcher in flock of Godwits
Redshank large flocks
Terek Sandpiper with Curlew Sandplover
Waders spoilt for choice at many small sites on the high tide
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