One highlight was a single European turtle dove of the local sub-species. Indeed Dowkah is where I have come across this species most regularly.
European turtle dove
Both laughing dove and European collared dove were plentiful as always there.
spotted sandgrouse and a lone rock dove
two western reef heron
On the other hand the western reef heron looked healthy enough even without fish in their diet.
western reef heron
There were two marsh harrier over flying the fields and at least one kestrel otherwise the birds of prey numbers were a little light too.
After leaving Dowkah, the late afternoon stops at Qatbeet and at Muntasar Oasis were arguably the best birding of all on Friday. I will blog about them next.