I was back down south to visit one of the newer phases of the Sea City project in Khiran.
I found a mixed flock of birds that had roosted overnight on one of the beaches that included a few Grey Herons as well as; Great Cormorants
|Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)|
a number of Slender-billed Gulls
|Slender-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus genei)|
|Heuglins Gull (Larus f/h. heuglini)|
|Bait balling fish|
|Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)|
|Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)|
|Jebel south of Khiran|
|Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)|
House Sparrows males are actually quite good looking birds - I guess, since they are so common the lowly and highly adaptive Sparrow is ignored and generally overlooked.
|Male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)|