Dec 31, 2018

Woodcock Near Green Mubazzarah, 30.12.2018.

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Hi all,

I'm sitting for weeks now and waiting, futilely, for the Water Rail!

I thought, change the place and I did and lo and behold, there was at the other site, this wonderful Eurasian Woodcock, between Common Snipes! It was already, relatively dark,

that's why, the pictures aren't good!

Best regards a Happy New Year and especially great bird sightings the whole year!

Peter

 

 

 

Dec 31, 2018

This is the 2017 updated record of the woodcock. I do not have 2018 UAE checklist from old forum.

Your one could be the 19th record!!

CONGRATS

 

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Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola

Vagrant.

1. Two Dubai 20-22 Jan 1974 (P Carson).

2. Two Ra’s al-Khaimah 18 Dec 1976 (W Weitkowitz).

3. One Al Wathba 4 Nov 1983 (M Crumbie).

4. One Safa Park 16 Nov 1988 (C Richardson).

5. One near Sweihan 1 Dec 1991, caught and brought to Dubai Zoo where later died (per R Khan).

6. One Jebel Ali Village 5 Dec 1991 (JK Bannon, C Richardson).

7. One Emirates Golf Club 5 Dec 1991 (JK Bannon, C Richardson).

8. One Das Island 2 Oct 1992 (M Wood).

9. One Emirates Golf Club 13 Nov 1993 (C Richardson).

10. One Abu al-Abyadh Island 15 Nov 1993 (M McGill).

11. One Emirates Golf Club 20 Jan and 11-16 Feb 1999 (C Richardson, P Zetterberg).

12. One Mushrif Palace Gardens 26 Nov 2001 (SL James, SJ Aspinall et al).

13. One Safa Park 4 Dec 2002 (DA Diskin).

14. One Mushrif Palace Garden 8 Feb 2004 (DA Diskin).

15. One Mushrif Palace Garden 13-14 Feb 2006 (AP Twyman et al).

16. One Hili Oasis 23 Feb 2011 (D Clark).

17. One Sila'a--Peninsula Plantations 9 Dec 2011 (K Al Dhaheri, Y Al-Habshi).

18. One Safa Park 18 Dec 2013 (M Smiles).

Dec 31, 2018

Thank you so much, Reza!

I think there was no record in 2018, except my one!

Best regards

Peter

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