This was a successful session with four new additions to my Oman list including a lifer.
Caspian tern and others
Right in front of me while I was scaning more widely were four dunlin including a stocky-looking juvenile.
first year Dunlin
great crested tern
marsh sandpiper turning
Further away from me a large group of glossy ibis and ruff were sharing some of the area with taller grass.
glossy ibis with ruff
There were a larger number of sooty gull at the khawr and off the beach than usual.
garganey with wood sandpiper
There were plenty of Kentish plover, lesser sand plover, greater sand plover and common redshank. Smaller numbers of wood sandpiper, Temminck's stint, sanderling and greenshank were around too. Garganey duck number still seem to be rising and they are getting tamer.
Rufous bush robin
It had an almost exactly the same cross section of bird species as the larger Salalah Park last weekend. One small difference is that there were no golden oriole but there was a Bruce's green pigeon.
It had. two whimbrel had turned up as had a fast walking wader which I didn't immediately recognise. I knew it was different though.
a wet long-toed stint
a dried out long-toed stint
I was very pleased with yesterday afternoon.