This superb male Black-fronted Sparrow Lark was on the side of the road to Ayn Hanran and was part of a flock of nine birds
There were 2 Grey-headed Kingfisher in the park
6 Sykes Wagtail including this male
10 Desert Lesser Whitethroat
I was close to the Ayn Hamran when nine small pale larks flew over low in front of the car. I came to holt and jumped out of the car as this was one lark I really wanted to see! I saw where they pitched down and a quick scan revealed 9 Black-fronted Sparrow Lark. I spent the next ten minutes getting closer and ahead of them they I lay down low and waited. It payed off as after another ten minutes they were only a few meters away me and not really concerned of my presence. There were many Isabelline Wheatear and both Steppe and Eastern Imperal Eagle were above me
Lying down and being still is the key when 9 Black-fronted Sparrow Lark came meters away from me!
I drove up to the car park but there was no sign of the Rufous Turtle Dove and it was the same birds that I saw here on my first visit. The last hour of my day was near the digs at Al Awqadayn floods where I had close range views of the egrets and herons and the usual stuff that hangs out on the flood that is disappearing fast.
Male Arabian Warbler
Male Desert Wheatear