24/10/2022 at Abraq Al-Habari
This morning I went to Abraq Al-Habari; it was very quiet there.
Some flying raptors circled overhead, and Tawny and Tree Pipits were migrating at this time of the year; other than that, a Griffon Vulture flew low then went up, and a Booted Eagle also came and circled and left.
A soaring high Peregrine Falcon was obviously a falconer’s escape as it has jesses.
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus 1, Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus 1, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 2, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 4, Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus/menetriesi 1, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 12, Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 1 , Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus 1, Isabelline Shrike Daurian Lanius isabellinus isabellinus 1, Great Grey Shrike Steppe Lanius excubitor pallidirostris 1, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 3, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 1, Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti 1, Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka 1, Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 6, Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 3.