Thursday, 9 September 2010

Caspian Plover and Short-toed Lark 7.9.10

After a tip-off I managed to get to the Dubai Pivot fields in time to catch the last light of the day and a Caspian Plover to go with it ! (My first). Added bonus in the 30 minutes I had were two Short-toed Lark passing through also. Was a pretty good 30 mins :-)    If you listen carefully at the end of the Plover video you will hear the Blue-Cheeked Bee-Eaters that have hit the UAE in good numbers this year.

We now have a 4 day weekend and plenty of migrants about - just gotta go find them !

 Caspian Plover
(Charadrius asiaticus)

 Greater Short-toed Lark
(Calandrella brachydactyla)


  1. Great images and video, the golden light is a big + in those ;)

  2. What a great blog, it will certainly assist me with identification of what is considered rare to us.