Category: Admin - Howard King

2013-05-14

Permalink 07:12:26, Categories: Admin - Howard King  

Tempreatures this weekend peaked around 37c and the summer is not even here yet, last week it was down around 20 something so the difference is amazing but the funny thing was we had more rain in the week making it again very sticky off road. No a lot to report in the number of species passing but the Redbacked Shrikes were still here and even more numerous than last week. This week I kick off with some birds from around the puddles left by the rain.

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Ruff
Ruff

Ruff

Collared Dove
Collared Dove

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

Lentish Plover
Lentish Plover

House Sparrow
House Sparrow

Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover

Lesser Sand Plover

Lesser Sand Plover

Waders Turnstone Lesser Sand Plover and Dunlin
Waders

Squacco Heron in a ditch
Squacco Heron

Crested Lark - food for the brood
Crested Lark

Turnstone this one in the fields
Turnstone

Ortolan Bunting
Ortolan Bunting

Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler

Redbacked Shrike
Redbacked Shrike

Redbacked Shrike

Redbacked Shrike

Redbacked Shrike

Redbacked Shrike

Redbacked Shrike

Issabelline Shrike
Issabelline Shrike

Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike

In the sun and distant on the shore Waders Turnstone and Curlew Sandpiper
Waders

Terns Mostly Lesser Crested and Caspian with the odd Slender Bill Gull still around
Terns

Bar-tailed Godwits
Bar-tailed Godwits

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2013-03-22

Warm and windy and migration hotting up

Permalink 16:46:14, Categories: Admin - Howard King  

The bird of the week has to be the Great Spotted Cookoo Abdulla saw close to the F1 track last Saturday for me the Caspian plver was nice to see managed a few middling photos despit it being on the sunny side. Found the male Little Bittern while stalking my boggey bird the kingfisher at Adhari pleased with the results


Caspian Plover at Buri
Caspian Plover

Little Bittern at Adhari
Little Bittern

Pied Wheatear female
Pied Wheatear
male
Pied Wheatear

Northern Wheatear females now joing the males that arrived several weeks back
Northern Wheatear

Probable Black-eared Wheatear
Northern Wheatear

Isabelline shrike - phoenicuroides
Isabelline shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Woodchat Shrike
Woodchat Shrike

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2012-12-15

a slow day prior to departure for colder climes

Permalink 08:12:09, Categories: Admin - Howard King  

Off tomorrow to UK so this will be my last entry of 2012

sat for a hour or more waiting on this chap to reappear but in the end was rewarded with some extremly close views


Little Bittern
Little Bittern

Little Bittern

Stonechat - so many around but how can you resist taking a picture
Stonechat

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

a Frog in a ditch singing HAPPY CHRISTMAS everybody - thanks for your support and visits
Frog

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2012-12-11

Quiet weekends

Permalink 09:49:44, Categories: Admin - Howard King  

Most of the passage migrants have now moved on leaving us just with our local residents supplemented by visiting wintering species - photographically less interesting nevertheless better than nothing.


Spanish Sparrow
Spanish Sparrow

Spanish Sparrow

Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting

a Buzzard
 Buzzard

Water Pipit
Water Pipit

Hoopoe
Hoopoe

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Stonechat
Stonechat

Redshank
Redshank

Mynah
Mynah

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2012-10-10

a few extras from the weekend

Permalink 06:13:44, Categories: Admin - Howard King  

Some additional pictures from last weekend - these from Alba Marsh


Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier

Isabelline Shrike - Turkestan Lanius phoenicuroides
issabelline Shrike

Temminck's Stint
Temminck's Stint

Purple Heron
Purple Heron

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