Luckily for me its bird cast has changed each time I have visited and I am still finding birds there for the first time since starting in Oman.
Yesterday afternoon, there were four more such species.
Well in from the sea, at the side of some reeds, was a group of six Temminck's stint. One in particular interested me because it was still in summer plumage. As far as I can tell it is a juvenile. I can't recall seeing a Temminck's stint in summer plumage before and the main regional guide doesn't bother to illustrate it.
second view of Temminck's stint
Two Temminck's stint
redshank with wood sandpiper
Much closer to the sea and on an island in the lagoon were two cattle egret along side some grey heron in the island's trees.
(western) cattle egret
Once again this was a new sighting for me in Oman on my eleventh day in the country.
The fourth new sighting was a common teal in with a group of garganey.
flock of glossy ibis
In other news form East Khawr, the spoonbills and the African sacred ibis have left the site. However the flock of glossy ibis which were missing two days before have returned suggesting only local movements.
Once again the common moorhen were out in the open and I have great hopes for seeing crakes in a month or two.
little green bee-eater
Today being the start of the weekend here, I am venturing further afield. I am trying my luck in the closest hills to Salalah.