Post details: A really strange Weekend

2016-10-08

A really strange Weekend

Permalink 16:30:59, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Started Friday checking Busaiteen but this time around ended up with nothing special so moved on to a variety of other sites not a great deal there either, in all rather disappointing - I had expected these sites to be jumping. On Saturday I repeated the process a just in case I had missed something scenario - what a difference - birds particularly warblers, wheatears, and Isabelline shrikes streaming into the northerly facing beaches. It was difficult to know what to chase however with much of the small stuff it was a quick drop down then up and away to look for more favorable feeding grounds but not so for the Wheatears in particularly. They hung around on the shore happily picking off insects in the flotsam along the tide line.

But one nice thing about Busaiteen it does give one a chance to get to know the locals

Socotra Cormorant a young bird malting into adult plumage
Socotra Cormorant

Socotra Cormorant

Socotra Cormorant

Socotra Cormorant

Socotra Cormorant

Orphean Warbler from Busaiteen the only Warbler that hung around
Orphean Warbler

Pied Wheatear probably the most numerous Wheatear coming ashore at Busaiteen
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear at Busaiteen
Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Shrike on the shore
Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Desert Wheatear on the shore
Desert Wheatear

Desert Wheatear

Desert Warbler
Desert Warbler

Desert Warbler

Desert Warbler

Spotted Fly Catcher
Spotted Fly Catcher

Spotted Fly Catcher

Spotted Fly Catcher

Clamourous Reed Warbler a now resident breeder this one from Adhari ditches
Clamourous Reed Warbler

Cattle Egrets
Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Southern Red Bishop from Adhari - an escape still going strong
Southern Red Bishop

Southern Red Bishop

Short Toed Lark
Short Toed Lark

Ringed Plover at the chick farm Hamalah with -
Ringed Plover

Turnstone
Turnstone

and Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt

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