Louise & I spent the weekend exploring the Liwa area this weekend and managed to enjoy some early spring migrants as well as the stunning dunes. Bird diversity was pretty low, but things picked up when we managed to find areas of short grass, including roadside verges.
Stopping to check the verges & park at Madinat Zayed produced Song Thrush, Yellow Wagtail, Black Redstart and this stunning female Blue Rock Thrush.
Thanks Mark, nice write up. I love the Rock Thrushes. Regarding the honey buzzard: Wing structure suggests Crested I guess? i.e. six fingers
Fabulous record Mark.
Further west, the grounds of The Chairman of the State Mosque provided the best migrant action with 2 Pied & single Isabelline Wheatears, a superb male Common Rock Thrush and 3 feldegg Yellow Wagtails the highlights.
Further south, down the E45, we came across this Honey Buzzard - thoughts welcome....