Thanks are due to Jens Eriksen for tipping me off that four were at Raysut settling pools. It wasn't easy as I was at work at the time the message came through.
I left work at the close of business and went straight there in my work clothes. I had already missed them on Friday when I came back from the desert. I don't like twitching and it's even worse when it fails.
collared pratincole (right) with broad-billed sandpiper
four collared pratincole
As soon as I had observed these birds I went home. This was a twitch and not a full birding session. My clothes weren't appropriate either.
I returned at dawn this morning. The birding was excellent though time was short. This site is very good this year.
I have reported on Raysut settling pools several times this season so rather than report all the birds seen, I have photographs in this blog only of birds not shown before at Raysut this autumn.
Terek sandpiper (left) with greenshank
There have been plenty of Temminck's stint at Raysut but I haven't pictured one there.
Temminck's stint (left)
Over 50 garganey were present this morning but I could only see one duck that was different. It was a northern shoveller.
While glossy ibis are present all year round at East Khawr and Sawnout farm, they are rarely seen at Raysut.
glossy ibis (back)
first juvenile white winged black tern
Finally adult white-winged black tern arrived at Raysut a week or two before I saw any juveniles. Now juveniles appear more numerous.
second white winged black tern