Sunday, 6 April 2014

2014 Dubai Holiday - Post 3 - 25/3/14

Today, we drove to Al Ain and stayed at the Mercure Hotel up Jebel Hafet. Before going to the hotel we stop and visit the Green Mubazzarah.

Green Mubazzarah
Cattle Egret
Crag Martin
Arabian Partridge
Ruffous-tailed Rock Thrush
Hume Wheatear
Desert Wheatear
Pied Wheatear
Northern Wheatear
Brown-necked Raven

Butterflies seen Caper White & Blue Pansey
Dragonfly Orange Darter

We drive up to the top of Jebel Hafet stopping at each car park and manage to see...
Desert Lark
Pallid Swift
Egyptian Vulture
Sand Partridge
Pale Crag Martin
Spectacle Bubul

In the Mercure Hotel gardens, we see Chukar Partridge and Common Redstart.

2014 Dubai Holiday - Post 2 - 24/3/2014

Pivot Fields
Indian Roller
White-tailed Lapwing
Buff-bellied Pipit
Red-throated Pipit
Tawny Pipit
Crested Lark
Bank Mynah
Black-headed Wagtail
Daurian Shrike (2)
White Wagtail

Ras La Khor
Great White Egret
Little Egret
Western Reef Heron
Grey Heron
Black-winged Stilt
Kentish Plover
Common Snipe
Citrine Wagtail
Black-tailed Godwit
Willow Warbler
Greater Flamingo

Graceful Prina

2014 Dubai Holiday - Post 1 - 23/3/14

I was lucky to have another another week birding in Dubai, so I have summarised below the wonderful birds I saw during my holiday.

The first birds of the holiday were seen in my brother's garden, before going to Mushrif Park.
Common Mynah
House Sparrow
Grey Francolin
Purple Sunbird
Laughing Dove
White-cheeked Bubul
Red-vented Bubul
Indian Siliverbill
House Crow
Common Swift

Mushrif Park
Arabian Babbler
Southern Grey Shrike
Red-wattled Plover
Ring-necked Parakeet
Great-spotted Eagle
Crested Honey Buzzard
Green Bee-eater
Marsh Harrier

Garden Moth Update - Friday 4th April 2014

Minimum overnight temperature = 5.3°C

282 Caloptilia elogella 1 (see photo below)
688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
1288 Twenty Plume Moth 1
1862 Double-striped Pug 1
1917 Early Thorn 1
2187 Common Quaker 3
2190 Hebrew Character 1

Garden Birdwatch - Week Starting 30th March 2014

Blackbird 2
Woodpigeon 2
Blue Tit 1
Goldfinch 4
Jackdaw 3
House Sparrow 7
Starling 4
Great Tit 2
Coal Tit 2
Greenfinch 1
Feral Pigeon 1
Collared Dove 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts & Fat Balls

Amphibians: Frog Spawn
Butterflies: 1 Small White & 1 Small Tortoiseshell (1/4/14)
Insect News: 7-spot Ladybird & White-tailed Bumblebees

Garden Birdwatch - Week Starting 15th March 2014

Blue Tit 1
Blackbird 2
Goldfinch 3
Jackdaw 1
House Sparrow 7
Starling 4
Great Tit 2
Coal Tit 2
Greenfinch 1
Feral Pigeon 1
Collared Dove 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Peanuts, Seed & Fat Balls

Amphibians : Frog Spawn
Butterflies: 1 Small Tortoiseshell 16/3/14