Category: Mutla’a Ranch

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Hume's Whitethroat sitting on a stem

Birdwatching on 19/09/2019

Today it was nice to see a Hume’s Whitethroat. Although it is full species in IOC since v4.4 2014 (I could only trace it back to IOC 4.4), Clements Checklist update August 2019 has decided to down list...

Black Stork in flight

Birdwatching on 17/09/2018

Mutla’a Ranch: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto  12, Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis  1, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus  1, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  1, Mauryan Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor lahotra1, Greater Short–toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla  5, Crested Lark Galerida cristata  3, Sand Martin Riparia riparia  5, Barn Swallow...

Bonelli's Eagle in flight

Birdwatching on 09-10/10/2018

Jahra Pools Reserve (10/09/2018): Garganey Spatula querquedula 1, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 2, Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 1, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 30, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 10, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 1, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus...

Green Warbler perched on a reedbed stem

Birdwatching on 30/08/2018

Al-Shallal’s Farm: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto  4, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  4, Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla  1, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio  1, Mauryan Grey Shrike  Lanius excubitor pallidirostris  1, Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor  2, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator  1, Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus  4,...

Afghan Babbler on twigs

03/11/2017 at various sites

Main target today was to show to my friend Bassel Afghan Babblers. However, on the way to Abdaly farms we stopped first at Mutla’a Ranch where we had female Hypocolious, male Shikira and c. 5 Red-breasted Flycatchers. Nex...