23/10/2010 at Pivot Fields and Sulaibikhat Bay

Sylvia & Mike Newey, Brian and myself spent morning in Pivot fields enjoing of good variety of birds especially raptors. We had Black Kite c. 50, Eastern Imperial Eagle 3, Greater Spotted Eagle 2,  Pallid Harrier 1,  Kestrel 5,  Steppe Buzzard 10,  Long-legged Buzzard 1, Crested Honey Buzzard 1 (If accepted by KORC). Other good birds were Indian Roller 1, Namaqua Dove 8, Black-crowned Finch Lark 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 50+, Hoopoe 1, Hoopoe Lark 1, Cattle Egret 60+, Red-backed Shrike 1.  Also Rosy Starling was seen by Mike Pope. Finally I visited with Brian Sulaibikhat Bay having good views of Flamingos, waders, gulls and terns. One Greater Flamingo was colour ringed.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater sitting on the ground
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus قَارِيَةٌ زَرْقَاءُ خَّدَيْنِ

Juvenile Black-crowned Finch Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps)

Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark feeding on ground
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix nigriceps أَكْبَدٌ

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) with colour ring

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus نُحَامٌ كَبِيرٌ