The Raysut birding this time was a little disappointing. The Eftelqoot birding was the opposite.
At the marina I walked out to the end of the harbour wall. There is unfortunately lots of plastic flotsam but I saw this an opportunity to see if any pelagic species were resting on any pieces.
The best I managed was a greater crested tern and several gulls.
desert wheatear on the harbour wall
I also looked for Pallas's gull among the many tens of gulls in the harbour but with no success.
whimbrel and curlew
I made the mistake of following them on foot. They can really run fast if they choose to.
Barely minutes later I came across my first streaked scrub warbler in the country. I failed to photograph it but I am showing the hillside it was on. The courser had been seen on the plain below.
hillside at Eftelqoot
There were also Arabian partridge on the plain near a thin line of bushes. The groups was eleven birds strong and was quite confiding.
I will certainly visit the area again. I ran out of daylight just as I started to tour around.Some the last birds I observed were black-crowned sparrow-lark. The one below was photographed through the car window.
female or immature black-crowned sparrow lark
I don't get time to bird on Sundays nor usually Mondays. However I snatched one hour on Monday to visit the perimeter of Sahnout farm which is very close to home. I will blog about that next.