There has been a consistent NW wind for the past few days, so it was time to check out SAANR.
Again on the way to Tuhla, I saw the usual Arabian Red Foxes (since I know where they live), this time though they didn't stick around for photographs and disappeared at speed into the distance.
A 1cy Short-toed Eagle had roosted in the Acacia's overnight, but it took a good 2-hours before it eventually came down to drink from the pools. The four of us (Rashed, Mahmoud, Mershab and I) who were patiently waiting got crippling views and great images.
|Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)|
Today, I found a shady spot at the pool and waited to see what came to drink and was rewarded with birds like; European Roller
|European Roller (Coracias garrulus)|
|Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)|
With a Wood Sandpiper trying to shelter from the wind at the waters edge
|Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)|
|Greater Hoopoe Lark (Alaemon alaudipes)|
|Spiny-tailed Lizard (Uromastux aegyptia)|
|Micro desert habitat|
|Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)|
|Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna pallida)|
|Upchers Warbler (Hippolais languida)|
|Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia)|
So, some great Eid birding and we look forward to see what September brings with favourable NW winds....