Well several hours later it was becoming clear that they had left so I went for a walk along the lake. For some reason I have never made it down this far before and it turns out that there is some interesting habitat down there. A flooded quarry on one side and the lake on the other left lots of new viewing areas to explore. As I walked along the top edge of the quarry I hears a fairly loud bark which was repeated several times. I assumed it was the feral dog that had been around earlier
|Desert (Pharaoh) Eagle Owl|
The Rock Dove were also out in good numbers, I counted 35 in two flocks this were circling the area I was in over and over.
As ever the Little Green Bee Eaters were busy around the area and I also spotted 5 or 6 Barn Swallows, a few Purple Heron and I think a pair of Black Crowned Night Heron. Common Moorhen were all over the lake and the flooded quarry, though I did not get any good photos of these.
Finally the spot I spent a good while looking at this morning, boring huh? Still I console myself that if they had been there I would have seen them :)
I left the area buzzing, not only from the Owls which were fantastic to watch but also the Sandgrouse which were delightful in addition to my more usual friends from around the area. I am back to UK for a few weeks now but will update on whatever I see there in due course.