24/09/2010 at Al Abraq Al Khabari

Brian and I visited Al Abraq in the morning. Especially Steppe Buzzards were on the move today. We saw over 30 birds on our way to and in Al Abraq. Other birds were: Booted Eagle 1, Pallid Harrier 2,Marsh Harrier1, Sparrowhawk 2, Hobby 1, Hoopoe 2, Golden Oriole 1, European Roller1, Purple Heron 1, Ringed Plover 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Citrine Wagtail 1, Common Rose Finch 2, Ortolan Bunting 2 and Black-headed Bunting 1.

Steppe Buzzard (Buteo b. vulpinus)

Booted Eagle (Hieraetus pennatus)

Booted Eagle

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)

Common Rose Finch (Carpodacus erythirnus)

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) Photogrphed in Tulha, SAANR.