I was hopeful that this visit would be a little more productive than last month; it was, but not by much more.
A Whiskered Tern when I stopped at the reed habitat. Some surface water was drying out, leaving the stranded fish easy picking for this marsh tern (although a decent marsh was very far from where we were)
|Hunting Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)|
|You need to eat a lot of these to bulk up!|
The resident Arabian Spiny-tailed Lizard gave me the beady eye I as I drove past.
|Arabian Spiny-tailed Lizard (Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis)|
|Male Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis)|
|Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis) - post breeding dispersal|
|Adult Socotra Cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis)|
|Steppe Gull (Larus f. barabensis)|
|Eurasian Whimbrel (Numenius p. phaeopus)|
|Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)|
|Western Reef Heron (Egretta g. schistacea)|
|Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) - note the size difference|