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2016-09-13

September migration pace quickens but hot weather conts.

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Have been rather busy at work preparing for an exhibit on the Sustainable development Goals for viewing at the UN in NY
So this is a multiple date posting basically from the beginning of the month til present.

Bee-eater - a variable passage so far
Bee-eater

Bee-eater

Cream-coloured Courser a single bird seen stayed for two weeks at Hamalah
Cream-coloured Courser

Curlew this bird moved into Hamalah fields last week - it will most probably winter there
Curlew

Diamond Dove one of a small flock encountered at Hamalah - indicating possible local breeding
Diamond Dove

Egyptian Nightjar - still present during the day at its little hideaway
Egyptian Nightjar

Short-toed Lark sizeable flocks passing with a few lesser mixed it
Short-toed Lark

Short-toed Lark

Great Grey Shrike tremendous variety shown in birds seen which can be either residential or passage migrants
Great Grey Shrike

Great Grey Shrike

Great Grey Shrike

Great Grey Shrike

Woodchat Shrike a long passage now slowed but dozens of individual birds seen over this period
Woodchat Shrike

Woodchat Shrike

Woodchat Shrike

Woodchat Shrike

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Lesser Grey Shrike a brief passage last week - not seen after thus far
Lesser Grey Shrike

Lesser Grey Shrike

Grey Francolin everywhere town, gardens, desert, - you name they have colonised it
Grey Francolin

Indian House Crow regarded as a pest culls seem to been ineffective
Indian House Crow

Indian House Crow

Indian Silver bills
Indian Silver bill

Indian Silver bill

Isabelline Wheatear excellent numbers more moving into their winter quarters all the time
Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Of uncertain vintage?
Isabelline Wheatear

Mourning Wheatear
Mourning Wheatear

Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

once landed
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Little Stint the odd bird or two will visit agricultural land through the winter
Little Stint

Namaqua Dove
Namaqua Dove

Namaqua Dove

Ortolan Bunting
Ortolan Bunting

Collared Pratincole stayed a couple of weeks before moving on - not seen this week
Pratincole

Pratincole

Red Avadavat rare local breeder
Red Avadavat

Roller one of two that are still hanging around Hamalah several weeks after arriving
Roller

Rufous Bushchat some of many now very visible prior to departing after summer breeding here
Rufous Bushchat

Rufous Bushchat

With many Swallows Sand and House Martin dipping this puddle to drink - managed to get some lucky shots -

Spotted Flycatcher - so many this year
Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

Spanish Sparrow

Tawny Pipit
Tawny Pipit

Tawny Pipit

Turtle Dove
Turtle Dove

White-cheeked Bulbul
White-cheeked Bulbul

Common White-throat
White-throat

White-throat

Yellow Wagtail a bigger selection seen than photographed
Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Cattle Egret

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