29 May 2018

Roadside birding

Week 19; 11 May 2017 - Gulf Road and Sharq Harbour

I have continued with keeping my camera in the car on the way to work and today had a good mix of passerines.

The Yellow Wagtails in their breeding plumage really do stand out

Grey-headed Wagtail (Motacilla f. thunbergi)

Both 'roadside' Pipits were seen foraging on the grassy pavements; Red-throated

Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus)
And Tree

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
New migrants on Gulf Road were Common Whitethroat

Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)

Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
and Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
In amongst the House Sparrows, the Indian race stood out with it's bright white and clean cheeks

Indian House Sparrow (Passer domesticus indicus)
I didn't have long at the harbour, but this White-cheeked Tern was a bonus

White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa)

No comments:

Post a Comment