Friday, 8 February 2013

A few bits and pieces in the UAE (Part 2) .....


Ajban farms is a favorite site of mine ,  located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  It is a desert scrub area  with large water lakes.  Unfortunately the water is constantly being pumped into tankers for nearby constructions sites.  Not sure how much longer there will be water there,  once gone I am sure there will be a significant reduction in birds to be found in the area.

Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)

Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra)

Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus)

Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)

Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)

Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii)

Asian Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana)

Asian Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana)

Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)

Little Owl (Athene noctua)

Red-tailed Wheatear (Oenanthe chrysopygia)

Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus)

Little Owl (Athene noctua)

Little Owl (Athene noctua)


  1. Nice shots - are the Little Owls the 'Lilith' desert-types?

    Laurie -

    1. Well that's a good question. No-one it seems is really sure !

  2. Great serie of awseome birds! I really like the Bluethroat and the Little owl images ;)

  3. I like the Little Owls , very good

  4. Great photos i like the little owls