I took a days leave and visited Jahra Pools early in the morning in strong gusting wind and dust - so pretty unpleasant overall.
Nevertheless, there were some birds about although many were sheltering inside the reeds or keep low to keep out of the 40 - 50km/h wind.
Aside from the Yellow Wagtails, a few Black-headed Buntings were found sitting quietly at the base of the reeds.
|Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)|
|Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)|
|Dunlin (Calidris alpina)|
|Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)|
|Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)|
|Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)|
|Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)|
|Mixed flock of Garganey (Anas querquedula)|
|Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola)|
On the way home I passed Sharq Harbour and saw quite a few large white-headed gulls circling over the Dhows in the strong wind. So, I made a stop and got my mornings gym hand-holding The Beast to get some in flight images of moulting Steppe Gulls
|Steppe Gull (Larus f/h. barabensis)|
As well as a single Heuglins Gull. By this time I was in need of an Egg McMuffin meal before going home to valet the car and clean all my gear.
|Heuglins Gull (Larus f/h. heuglini)|