Pharaoh eagle owl cropped from a photo by Mansur al Fahad
He has sent me several pictures and some commentary on his latest trip over January 20-23rd. Once again he managed to find a pharaoh eagle owl though he tells me it cost a burst tyre to get to it over some tricky terrain.
He has also been told the location of the day time roost of a little owl by a friend which is in a more accessible place than the pharaoh eagle owl.
All this is tantalising to me because although I have seen 261 species in Saudi Arabia I confess to having seen no owls at all yet. I intend to visit Zulfi in the spring when the birding is apparently even better. I will be deeply disappointed if I don't come back having seen any owls after that.
Mansur obviously also saw many steppe eagle at Zulfi judging by his photos.
I'll blog what else he saw over the next few days.
I thank him once again for the opportunity to share these pictures and information.