07/12/2014 at Al Abraq Al Habari

I wanted to see Long-eared Owls that was found by Khaled Al Ghanim on Dec. 5th. So I drove this morning long trip alone. With a kind help by many and especially Neil Tovey I finally managed to spot the owls. On previous day I flushed Short-eared Owl at University campus sea front area. Hume’s Leaf Warbler was still there typically calling but not showing up. I was completely focused on the owls but I noticed a pair of Pallid Harriers.

Long-eared Owl Asio otus بُومَةٌ أَذْنَاءُ

Record shot of Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) on previous day at University campus just for comparisson

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus بُومَةٌ صَمْعَاءُ
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus مُرْزَةٌ بَغْثَاءُ