Please bear with me as I try and post my backlog of images from the past month. On this morning I was back at Pivot Fields, but weather was terrible with low dark clouds and scattered precipitation during the course of the morning.
All images taken today were supplemented with flash which is not ideal, but overall the results were acceptable - learning on the fly, so to speak!
The inclement weather didnt seem to bother the birds much and good variety was seen. A Duarian Shrike was first up, huddled on its perch in the morning gloom.
|Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)|
|Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)|
|Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)|
|Sykes's Wagtail (Motacilla flava beema)|
|White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)|
|Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)|
|Caspian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus variegatus)|
|European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)|
Driving to a small depression filled with water, I came across a single Collared Pratincole
|Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola)|
At the depression, a single Great Egret really stood out
|Western Great Egret (Ardea alba)|
above the smaller Western Cattle Egrets
|Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)|
|Steppe Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus)|
|Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)|
|Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)|
|Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)|