We have been experiencing overcast weather with some rain which are the days we wish for in mid-summer, but this is not really ideal for photography.
A Brown-necked Raven had been reported at the top end of Gulf Road a week ago and it was still present on an empty patch of land next to Gulf Road. I noted it had some string entangled around it's feet and its behavior was more indicative of an escaped bird than a wild bird. Nevertheless, it offered some close up images; but we do need to try and catch it to untangle the string which wont be easy, as Crows are generally quite clever and intelligent.
|Brown-necked Raven (Corvus ruficollis)|
On the beach side, an adult Heuglins Gull was scavenging scraps amongst the Doves, along with a juvenile bird.
|Heuglins Gull (Larus f. heuglini)|
A pair of Collared Doves making use of the bench on the beach
|Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)|
|Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)|
|Pale form Indian Reef Heron (Egretta g. schistacea) in reflective pose|
However, a male Caspian Stonechat was welcome
|Male Caspian Stonechat (Saxicola m. variegatus)|
|Female European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)|
|Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)|
|Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)|
|Incoming storm at Jahra Pools|