At first the area looks typical for a foothills site near Salalah. However it is not as I will reveal.
Ruppell's weaver weaving
The site has plenty of water in troughs and a water channel. That in itself is not too typical.
A hint of the abnormality of the site is the presence of several Palestine sunbird. This species is thought of as an upland species around Salalah. That opinion may now have to be reviewed.
The sources of food look good. There are plenty of fruit and seeds. Tristram's starling, cinnamon-breasted bunting and white spectacled bulbul are attracted to the area particularly near water.
White spectacled bulbul
The density of both laughing dove and Eurasian collared dove is high too.
Eurasian collared dove
I found my first rufous bush robin in the Salalah area this spring there.
rufous bush robin
first Zebra finch
There is a small flock of zebra finch. All the birds I saw were male.
second zebra finch
The natural males have orange cheeks.However at least two of the birds were of recessive black-cheeked zebra finch.
two more zebra finches by Saeed Shanfari
Two tambourine dove (also known as white-breasted wood dove) had been reported and recorded there. However on my trip with Saeed and Hedi I didn't see any.
Tambourine dove by Saeed Shanfari
a hiding Tambourine dove
Tambourine dove peeking
Finally I would like to thank Saeed Shanfari for permission to use two of his photos.