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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Safa Park in search of Honey

Safa Park, UAE 06.10.11

Ok so got myself a lifer this morning in the shape of a European Honey Buzzard, my main objective of course was to get good images of the bird. This proved to be impossible as each time I flushed the bird it just flew between dense wooded areas, no chance of an aerial photograph. Will give it another go tomorrow !

However whilst wandering around I did come across a nice Wood Warbler, not too many records for the UAE, or at least a reasonable rarity. Having said that though this is the 2nd bird I have seen in just over a week.

Some images from my early morning walk.

 Immature Striated Heron  (Butorides striata)

 Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

 Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)

Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)

Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)

 Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)

1 comment:

  1. Very nice serie, the Striated Heron is very nice! The 2 first image of wood warbler are awseome!

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