Saturday, 18 December 2010

Dubai and Al Ain 17-18 Dec 2010

A round up of this weekends activities.  Not been too well last week so stayed local yesterday.  Visited the Dubai Pivot Fields Friday afternoon.    Things quietening down now here after Autumn migration. 

Dubai Pivot Field 17.12.10

1 Black-Throated Thrush
1 Southern Grey Shrike
1 Bluethroat
2 Siberian Stonechat
6 Glossy Ibis
20 Starling
1 Citrine Wagtail
1 Richard's Pipit
6 White Wagtail
1 Marsh Harrier
5 Little Green Bee-Eater
Other pipits/wagtails/bank myna/cattle egret etc....

 Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)
Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus )

Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus ) 

 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Little Green Bee-Eater (Merops orientalis )

Al Ain 18.12.10
Jimi Oasis

Pallid Scops Owl 2

Jebel Hafit

Ring Ouzel 1
Black Redstart 2
Hume's Wheatear 1

Green Mub - Back Wadi

Lesser Whitethroat 4 (or desert ? looks more like Desert to me)
Plain Leaf Warbler 3
Barbary Falcon 1 (heading back to base with a kill)
Red-Tailed Wheatear 1
Black Redstart 2
Olivaceous Warbler 1
Pallid Scops Owl (Otus brucei)

Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca )

 Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida)

Plain Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus neglectus )

Plain Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus neglectus ) 

Red-Tailed Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna)


  1. Preciosas fotos amigo, acabo de hacerme seguidor de tu blog y agradeceria que te hicieras seguidor del mio.


  2. What a great selection of species, and photographed briliantly.

  3. Great pictures, ...wonderful details and colours.

    Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!