21 Nov 2019

October birding – Talea Valley

I went birding in the Talea Valley in mid-October, but very few birds were seen. Many birds appear to move to lower elevations or at least out of the valley at this time of year and common birds in the summer such as Laughing Dove and Dusky Turtle Dove was almost absent. A few good birds were still seen such as five Steppe Eagles and a dark morph Long-legged Buzzard. Arabian Serin, Arabian Wheatear, Yemen Linnet and Shinning Sunbird were Arabian Endemics located during the day but unfortunately the Eurasian Scops owl found by Phil the day before could not be relocated. The wet pool held a Green Sandpiper and a Grey Wagtail with a few House Sparrows and Indian Silverbills coming down to drink with Crested Lark and a single Red-capped Lark.
Arabian Babbler
Arabian Babbler
Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear
Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Hoopoe
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Little Rock Thrush
Little Rock Thrush 
Long-Legged Buzzard
Long-Legged Buzzard 
Long-Legged Buzzard
Long-Legged Buzzard
Montagu's Harrier
Montagu's Harrier
Montagu's Harrier
Montagu's Harrier

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