15 October 2014

Birds from the Tabuk desert – Bird records by Viv Wilson

Viv spent a night out in the desert a couple of weekends ago in the same place where he had seen and heard an owl the last time. As a result he was on the lookout for the bird and heard it calling (with another) as it was getting dark. Viv managed a silhouette shot of the owl that looks like a Pharaoh Eagle Owl. Also on and over the rocks was a pair of Sooty Falcons. Other birds seen by Viv included a Red-throated Pipit, Common Chiffchaff and Scrub Warbler. All photos below taken by and used with permission of Viv Wilson.
Pharaoh Eagle Owl
Sooty Falcon
Red-throated Pipit
Scrub Warbler