14 May 2018

A stroll in the Park

Week 12; 23 March 2017 - Souk Sharq and Al Shaheed Park

I stopped at Souk Sharq on the way home to check around the Dhow harbour, only a Sandwich Tern against the light, so I tried the high-key treatment to see I could save it - not sure if I succeeded

Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)
From there for a walk around the peaceful Al Shaheed Park in the late afternoon.

A couple of the resident species were seen; Eurasian Collared Dove

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Plenty of White-eared Bulbul's

White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)
There were small number of Common Chiffchaff's which should soon be on their way

Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
A single Caspian Stonechat

Female Caspian Stonechat (Saxicola m. variegatus)
A number of Tree Pipits foraging in the flower beds

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
And a surprise Common Quail skulking in a quieter part of the Park

Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

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