I resolved to go the park early on Tuesday to look for it and to do some general birding of the park while I was there.
Forest wagtail 1
It took me nearly two hours to find it. It was spending time right on the perimeter of one of the sides of the park. While I was with it, it was shunning both the lawns and the middle of the park where the tall trees and most of the shade is.
My assumption that it might be in the "forested" part is probably the main reason it took me so long to find it.
Forest wagtail 2
Forest wagtail facing
Three other types of wagtail were also present in this compact park.
There was one first winter citrine wagtail.
There were white wagtail present as would be expected in a lawned area in winter.
yellow-billed kite 1
Not all the action was near the ground. Two yellow-billed kite were lurking in the upper branches of the tallest trees. The resident house crow did not like this at all.
yellow-billed kite 2
The park was even more eventful. I saw the biggest flock of scaly-breasted munia I have ever seen. I counted 56 birds.
Some of the time they were associating with some Ruppell's weaver too making a very large combined feeding group.
African paradise flycatcher
In the past I have seen Bruce's green pigeon in this park which is uncommon in the city. This time there were two African paradise flycatcher which is even more rarely seen in the urban area.
Places with flowering plants attract shining sunbird.
Many grey-headed kingfisher have already migrated to Africa for winter. However two were lingering around the park.
Watered lawns mean worms and, worms attract hoopoe.
white spectacled bulbul
Other species included white-spectacled bulbul.
Common sandpiper are actually common visitors to parks.
One of my final observations at the park was that the partly leucistic common myna seen on my last visit was still present.
Before I even reached Dahariz Park I spent 30 minutes at Khawr Dahariz around dawn looking for crakes. I was not successful.
sleeping pied avocet
Even in this short time there were a few highlights. One was a sleeping pied avocet. Not many make it this far south.
roosting cattle egret
Forty or so glossy ibis were sharing a roost with a much larger number of cattle egret. The ibis headed towards Sahnawt farm in a regular commune. The cattle egret were still asleep.
great white egret
In Dhofar intermediate egret are as common as the confusion species which is great white egret. So care is needed. The latter was present this time.
Though looking for crakes wasn't successful on Monday morning, I had much more success on Wednesday evening. I will blog about that next.
Birds seen at Dahariz park
Yellow wagtail 2
Common Sandpiper 3
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6
Laughing Dove 1
Eurasian Hoopoe 5
Grey-headed Kingfisher 2
Turkestan Shrike 1
Daurian Shrike 1
African Paradise-Flycatcher 2
House Crow 12
White-spectacled Bulbul 4
Graceful Prinia 2
Common Myna 15
Shining Sunbird 4
Forest Wagtail 1
Western Yellow Wagtail 3
Citrine Wagtail 1
White Wagtail 3
Ruppell's Weaver 25
Scaly-breasted Munia 56