Munay Dam, Ra's al-Khaimah, AE Mar 8, 2019 9:20 AM - 1:40 PM Protocol: Traveling 5.0 kilometer(s) Comments: Crisp and clear with cool wind 17 species (+1 other taxa)
The urge to see the Eversmann's again was too much, so off I went. Sadly it did not make an appearance and has probably moved on. I was however well rewarded for my journey as per the below listing.
Long may this Northerly wind continue to blow.
Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) 1 Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) 4 Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) 2 Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) 7 Eurasian/African Hoopoe (Upupa epops) 2 Red-tailed/Isabelline Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides/isabellinus) 1 Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti) 1 Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) 2 White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) 3 Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 1 Arabian Babbler (Turdoides squamiceps) 4 Black Redstart (Eastern) (Phoenicurus ochruros [ochruros Group]) 1 A single Male constantly feeding. Preferred shaded areas. Common Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis) 1 A single Male. Very actively feeding. Regularly perched in the lower branches of a large tree. Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) 5 4 males, 1female(could have been 2). Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina) 1 Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) 5 Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris) 1 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 25
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