Neil Tovey and I had a few hours at JPR in the late afternoon and were pleased to see that water had again been restored and the pools that were dry on the last visit, were now full again. It was still pretty hot and birds were still in cover.
However, we did find a roosting Egyptian Nightjar and later quite a few more (around 17 birds in the end) which was the highlight of the afternoon
|Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius)|
On the way to the beach, we found a juvenile Little Bittern (definitely class of 2018 from JPR)
|Juvenile Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)|
At the beach, quite a few waders about with this Bar-tailed Godwit being the closest.
|Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)|
Driving back from the beach, we surprised an Arabian Red Fox that looked quite magnificent in the late afternoon sun
|Arabian Red Fox (Vulpes v. arabica)|
At the outfall, we enjoyed the Little Egrets
|Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)|
and Black-crowned Night Herons coming in to roost. Again quite a few Class of 2018 youngsters amongst the adults.
|Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)|