Apr 26

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush-NAS2

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Just when you think it’s getting slow and bird sightings have dwindled to practically zero, my early morning out with the dog in Nad Al Sheba 2 has turned up trumps with a female Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush which, to be honest is a species I did not expect to see on my local patch. The bird kept its distance but not enough to prevent me from nabbing at least a record shot.

i Shall of course try for a better image in the coming days if it sticks around.

 

 

Female Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush(Monticola saxatilis)

 

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