12 October 2018

Very quiet over the ridge

Week 32; 06 August 2018 - Mutla'a Ridge and Jahra Farm

I was back at Mutla'a Ranch just after sunrise to see if I could relocate the Paddyfield and get some better images. It is amazing how abundance and diversity radically changes over such a short period

No luck at all and this morning there were very few Warblers around, other than this Upcher's Warbler.

Upcher's Warbler (Hippolais languida) actively swaying and fanning it's tail

And a Caspian Reed Warbler

Caspian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus s. fuscus)

It was actually pretty birdless, so I checked for invertebrates finding Green-striped White

Green-striped White (Euchloe bulimia) in flight

Asian Grass Blue

Asian Grass Blue (Zizeeria karsandra)

and a Lederer's Cupid/Small Desert Blue, a butterfly I first discovered at Mutla'a Ranch and haven't seen for ages

Lederer's Cupid (Chilades galba)

I then headed to Jahra Farm which was even quieter, resorting to photograph a Laughing Dove coming in to land

Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis)

and finding number of this moth species which I need to identify

Moth sp

The only option after this was Egg McMuffin and back home

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