This little bird I have not seen around here for quite some time but it spent a little time in my company today and was a joy to watch. The Rufous Tailed Scrub Robin is supposed to be a fairly common visitor the the whole of Saudi Arabia, but I have not seen one at all in the area for over 2 years. Maybe looking in the wrong place.
Males are much easier to spot than the females as they have that bright yellow head but both have bright yellow in their plumage.
Another solo visitor was this Little Egret, fishing in the flooded field.
A couple of Grey Heron flew over early in the morning but I only got a distant shot and did not see them land at all. In addition there were a dozen or so Bar Swallows feeding in the fields.
I spent a little less time than usual on this trip as to be honest the temperatures have gone up dramatically plus a few hours wading through sodden areas and soaked fields is bloody exhausting when its 40 degrees. Still a nice little collection of birds. As I said at the start, this area never fails.