Awaking up on Saturday morning in a warm sunny Dubai was very pleasant, with no cold fingers from the winds that was a constant along the East Coast of England. Looking out the window, the first bird of the holiday was a House Sparrow with a couple of pairs having a heated discussion in a Palm tree alongside the house.
Within the minutes the birds were showing, with a Laughing Dove, White-cheeked Bulbul and a Hoopoe flyby across the road and into a neighbouring garden. During breakfast, a House Crow was sitting on a nearby rooftop and around the bird table Common Myna, Grey Francolin, Red-vented Bulbul and Ring-necked Parakeets were all busy feeding.
Off to Ras La Khor, Wetland Bird Reserve where the following birds were spotted:
Great White Egret
Western Reef Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Greater Spotted Eagle