Again I have lapsed in getting my posts out while they are still current; but as they say in the classics - better late, than never!
I had a day in the south at the Sea City project, but the weather was not conducive to good birding with it being unseasonally warm so early in the year.
After the obligatory breakfast, I spent some time around the trench; there were a number of Desert Wheatears around, but were still a little skittish - perhaps it was still too early in migration.
|Male Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)|
|Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)|
|Male Desert Finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)|
|Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)|
A Mauryan Grey Shrike was seen skulking in a small shrub, I suspect it had some prey, but I couldn't locate it
|Mauryan Grey Shrike (Lanius lahtora pallidirostris)|
|Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)|
|Male Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)|
|Mediterranean Pierrot (Tarucus rosaceus)|