24 December 2022

Hypocolius flock still present – Uqair

A visit to Uqair in early December to see if the large flock (400 birds) of Hypocolius were present was rewarded with more than 300 birds being seen. This suggests these birds may be wintering which will be great and we will look again later in the winter to see if they are still present. Birds were not on view at first light but as the sun started to rise they came out of their roosting trees and started flying around and calling. It seems quite difficult to get the birds perched in the open and the best chance of photography seems to be to get them in flight. The below photos are the best ones I obtained on the day.