Few records in various sites with three Finnish vitors 08. – 13. 12.2018

I received Jorma Tenovuo, Mikko Jarvinen and Ilkka Vieno at the airport on Dec. 8th. The first day was spend in south to see Indian Roller in Adan and Persian Wheatear close to Nuwaiseeb. However, most interesting places were Al Abraq with 6 Hume’s Leaf Warblers and the real hot spot Pivot Fields where we had e.g. Blyth’s Pipit, Stock Dove, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, 2 Mustached Warblers,7 Sociable Lapwings and 5 Red-wattled Lapwings. On last day 13.12 we visited Sabriya farm and saw adult female Shikra.

Blyth’s Pipit (Anthus goglewskii) by Mikko Jarvinen 12.12 in Pivot Fields. Note short not stout bill, out of three median coverts central shows not pointed shape as Richard’s is having and legs are relatively short.

Stock Dove (Columba oenas) by Jorma Tenovuo 9.12 in Pivot Fields

Hume’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) by Ilkka Vieno at Rawdatain bottling plant 11.12.

Hume’s Leaf Warbler by Jorma Tenovuo in Al Abraq in Al Abraq 10.12.

Pintailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) by Mikko Jarvinen in Pivot Fields 9.12. This is just a record shot. Note clear breast band and dark lore.

Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon) by Jorma Tenovuo in Pivot Fields 12.12.