Following a day in the desert, today I took to a few urban locations on Gulf Road which runs parallel to the Arabian Gulf.
First stop was Green Island, where it is usually a pleasant walk if you get there early and before the picnic crowds arrive. The grassy areas and mixed habitat are often good for migrants and so it was this morning.
An Eastern Olivaceous Warbler greeted me quite near the entrance gate
|Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna pallida)|
|Female Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)|
|Female Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis)|
|Male Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis)|
A couple of European Bee-eaters were hawking from one of the taller Eucalyptus trees
|European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)|
|Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana)|
|White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus l. leucotis)|
|White-vented Myna (Acridotheres javanicus)|
Yellow-headed Wagtails were also foraging on the grass verges of Gulf Road.
|Yellow-headed Wagtail (Motacilla f. lutea)|
|Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis)|
|Slender-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus genei)|
|Little Tern (Sternula albifrons)|
|1st year Socotra Cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis)|