And so the catch-up of the backlog continues...
I was at JPR shortly after the gates opened and enjoyed the tranquility this wetland reserve provides away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Coming into winter provides great light in the early part of the day, this is a probable South Caspian Stonechat catching some rays at the top of a sabkha bush
|Female South Caspian Stonechat (Saxicola m. variegatus)|
|Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Greater Spotted Eagle (Clanga clanga)|
In the first pool I stopped at, the Great Crested Grebe that arrived a few days prior was still present
|Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)|
|Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)|
|Female Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)|
|Female Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)|
|Female Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)|
|Caucasian Water Pipit (Anthus s. coutelli)|
There wasn't too much more about, so on the way home I stopped off at Green Island. The first bird seen was a Ménétriés’s Warbler foraging out in the open.
|Female Ménétriés’s Warbler (Sylvia mystacea)|
|Male Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus)|
|Male South Caspian Stonechat (Saxicola m. variegatus)|
On the invertebrate side, a Salmon Arab was great to see, as I consider them uncommon and that ended off an enjoyable morning
|Salmon Arab (Madais fausta fausta)|