I was up early and checked that there was no wind - there wasn't so I headed up to Jahra for a couple of hours at the pools. I thought I was early, but there were a few other birders that must have arrived at sun-up, but I wasn't that far behind.
Good light and no wind, all we needed was some obliging subjects - that was a little more difficult. A new bird at the pools was a single immature Glossy Ibis that seemed content amongst the Black-winged Stilts.
|Immature Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)|
|This year's Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)|
|Over summer'ing Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)|
|Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)|
|Indian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus s. brunnescens)|
|Savi's Warbler (Locustella luscinioides)|
In between their appearances, I tried my luck with DIF (as opposed to BIF) - now if you want a challenge with big glass, this is it! However, I got a few acceptable images, thanks to the calm water below the Dragonflies as a background.
|Tandem Dragonflies, in flight (DIF)|
|Single in-flight Dragonfly|
On the way out, two Mallards were put up by something in the reeds - I'm guessing these are the adolescents from this years ducklings
|Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)|