27 Mar 2016

A few interesting birds at Qarayat Al Ulya – Bird records by Vinu Mathew

Vinu Mathew and a few of his friends went to Qarayat Al Ulya on 18 March 2016. Vinu said they did not see too many birds, which is not unusual at this site. The good thing is the birds you see are not so common elsewhere and Vinu managed to see and photograph a smart male Pallid Harrier as well as a female Western Marsh Harrier over the spray fields. He also saw Common Kestrel, Common Chiffchaffs and a lot of Namaqua Doves. He even saw an owl in flight but unfortunately no one got a clear frontal photograph and it was difficult to identify from the photos but looks like it was a Pharaoh Eagle Owl. I would like to thank Vinu for sending me his records and for allowing me to use his photos on my website.
Namaqua Dove
Namaqua Dove
Namaqua Dove
Namaqua Dove
Namaqua Dove
Namaqua Dove
Pallid Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier
Common Chiffchaff
Common Chiffchaff


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