17/03/2009 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields

Strong Northern wind kept Steppe Eagles on the deck. Also Collared Pratincoles preferred to feed by jerky movements on ground and flying only ocassionally. Female Chaffinch is not any WP-highlight but locally good species. According to G. Gregory’s book it is seen every second year. My own records confirm this. Between 2004 and 2009 I have seen Chaffinch three times.

Cattle Egret 160, Night Heron 2, Steppe Eagle 25, Long-legged Buzzard 2. Steppe Buzzard 1. Black Kite 2, Kestrel 1, Collared Pratincole 8, Quail 3, Eurasian Curlew 2, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 6, Skylark 50, Water Pipit 200, Red-throated Pipit 3, Tawny Pipit 4, White Wagtail 15, Yellow Wagtail 30, Chaffinch 1, Corn Bunting 5.

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis عُقَابٌ سَهْبِيَّةٌ

Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola)

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola يُسْرٌ مُطَوَّقٌ

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs شُرْشُورٌ ظَالِمٌ

2 Responses

  1. Very cute chaffinch
    In Iran they are going to migrating from last days
    I take a photo from male chaffinch last summer in Germany

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