10 June 2018

Residents and migrants

Week 43; 28 October 2017 - JPR

Jaden is understanding now that every week is different and you have to look at a number of variables to see what may have impacted the arrival or the departure of the passage migrants.

At the big tower, we had a flock of Northern Shoveler's, but no sign of our 'friend'

Norther Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
An Indian Reed Warbler was quite obliging in the early morning

Indian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus s. brunnescens)

And a Squacco Heron was seen still roosting in the reeds

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
We found our 'friend' on the drive - roosting on some low sabkha

Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Greater Spotted Eagle numbers have increased and JPR is one of the few sites where you can really enjoy this magnificent raptor.

Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)

Further along, we found a Mauryan Grey Shrike which is also fairly prevalent this time of year

Mauryan Grey Shrike (Lanius lahtora pallidirostris)

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