It is always worth checking for pelagic species from Ras Salmiya while you enjoy a walk along the corniche from the Scientific Center.
Before I got to the sea watching spot, I had a pleasant encounter with a stunning male Semi-collared Flycatcher. Unfortunately, due to all the pedestrian traffic, I could never really get close enough as it was fairly active.
|A smart male Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)|
A single Woodchat Shrike was another early spring migrant
|Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)|
|Continental Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sinensis)|
|Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)|
|Heuglin's Gull (Larus f. heuglini)|
|Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)|
|Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis) in for the kill|