I woke up early and watched a magical sunrise over a Arabia. The border lights of Oman were switched off along with the roadside lamps as the new day started.
It wasn't long before the birds appeared and they didn't seem to mind the gardeners watering the lawn. The sprinklers encouraged the birds to look for insects amongst the plants and grass around the mini golf course. The garden lights, walls and fences became perches as the birds looked for breakfast.
We decided to spend the morning around the hotel and recorded 19 species of which six were added to the trip list.
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush
Red-tailed Wheatear, Hooded Wheatear and Chukar Partridge were new species for me.
At the end of the day, the trip list was 98 species.