It was worthwhile not least because three crab plover were visiting East Khawr.
Their nearest breeding grounds are over 500 kilometres away and they rarely disperse to Salalah.
mostly curlew sandpiper
probably Saunders' tern
pacific golden plover with lesser sand plover
A few of the males in full summer plumage looked very attractive.
Another single bird was a sanderling.
sanderling with lesser sandplover
Among the larger birds mostly out on the water were: grey heron, little egret, western reef heron, cattle egret and greater flamingo.
A quick look at the near-by Dahariz Park yields only one passerine migrant species which was spotted flycatcher. Although I did see five of them.
singing bush lark
However I visited the back field and sure enough one was flying with three lesser kestrel. Unfortunately the light was gloomy and the house crow were giving the falcons a hard time.
I did get one record shot. It's nice feeling I can see Amur falcon almost at will for three weeks of the year.