I was back down in the south and spring had suddenly been replaced by summer with temperatures now hovering close to 40 degrees by mid-morning.
I spent some fruitless time in the boat with very little seen other than the resident Kentish Plovers.
However, birding picked up when I walked a few of the islands in the main Khor with many of the usual passerine migrants making use of the habitat, as well as a few species that I hadn't encountered this far south before.
A single European Turtle Dove was found roosting in the top of one of the bigger tree's and later I found a small flock of 3
|European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)|
More unusual was a skulking male Little Bittern in the dense perimeter vegetation, the most southern record for me.
|Male Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)|
|Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)|
|Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (Erythropygia galactotes)|
|Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)|
|Eastern Orphean Warbler (Sylvia crassirostris)|
|Upcher's Warbler (Hippolais languida )|
|Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)|
There were a number of Shrike species, most were Turkestan
|Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)|
|Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)|
|Male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)|
|White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus l. leucotis)|
|White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis)|
|Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus)|