Saturday, 7 February 2015

Urban Birding

... in Dubai.   Nearing 5 years since the last visit


More relaxation than birding I'm afraid, but a potter at Ra's al-Khor Wildlife Reserve and and the severely dimished Safa Park added a few to the passive week long winter holiday list.

Highlights on the trip included Greater Spotted Eagle, Saunders, Caspian and Whiskered Tern, Socotra Cormorant (only 2), Greater Flamingo, Kentish Plover, Spoonbills etc.
Lots of building work in Dubai - hence the reference to Safa Park - probably one third (or more) being "redeveloped" to enable a huge waterway to cut through it....

Western Reef Egret

Great White Egret

Greater Flamingo

Dubai - Skyscapers!!

Black-winged Stilt


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