5 Jul 2014

Namaqua Doves – Dhahran Hills

An early morning trip to the spray fields produced a few reasonable birds with nice light to photograph then in. There was little about but a small group of four male Namaqua Doves was a pleasant surprise feeding on the sandy area by the spray field. I managed to manoeuvre myself into a position with the sun behind and took a couple of good photos of the species. Whilst looking at the Doves three Eurasian Hoopoes flew in and started to feed but were frightened off a short distance where I managed to take the below shot of one of the birds landing in a small shrub. Other interesting birds seen included two Indian (Clamorous) Reed Warblers in two different reed clumps and several Kentish Plover and Black-winged Stilts.
Namaqua Dove - male
Namaqua Dove - male
Eurasian Hoopoe

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