I had a day in the south at Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City and I guess after the past few weeks of fantastic birds, it was going to be hard to maintain that kind of momentum. So, this visit was a gentle let down back to reality...
Very little was seen on the lagoon beaches other than an intermediate Western Reef Heron that kept us entertained with it's ballerina moves trying to get an early breakfast.
|Intermediate Western Reef Heron (Egretta g. schistacea)|
A small localised flock of around 7 Song Thrush was unexpected, but as with most Thrushes, they kept their distance and not once turned around to face me.
|Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)|
|Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)|
There were a few 1st-year Daurian Shrikes on one of the islands that were being harassed repeatedly by an adult Turkestan Shrike
|1st-year Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Adult Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)|
|Resident Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)|
|Black Rat (Rattus rattus)|
|Wintering Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)|