So I arrived in the afternoon at what looked like the peak of High Water and found Bob Davies there as the only other observer. A lone Osprey sat atop the Osprey nesting platform duly engaged in guarding and consuming a catch of Milk Fish.
Apart from the Greater Flamingoes I was able to observe a large number of Caspian Terns and especially a great number of Grey Plovers in breeding plumage.
Also present were a good number of what appeared to be Curlew Sandpipers also in colourful russet plumage although they were difficult to separate with just binoculars.
I could not find the Oyster Catchers which I had seen last week (about 16) and nor did I see any Whimbrel although I am certain they would both return to site as the tide recedes.
p.s. Note to Bob. Just as you left, a second Osprey tried to land on the platform and was quickly despatched. I missed the action unfortunately! I was looking at the Hole in the ground. I grabbed some quick flight shots but my Shutter Speed and Iso were too low. I just wasn't prepared.
Osprey(Pandion heliaetus) Raas Al Khor Lagoons Hide. 24.04.2019