Arrived back in the UAE on the evening of 6th November, after my two days in Doha. I had heard that there had been both Pheasant-tailed Jacana & White crowned Black Wheatear seen the previous weekend but not since. So took a chance & went for the Jacana which had been seen on a lake in the desert south of Dubai.
Greater White-fronted Goose
One of many escapes.
Common Shelduck - very tame
& almost certainly captive bred.
The location took a bit of finding, but eventually Robin & I spied the lake, but it was the wrong one! It held many captive species & plenty of people feeding them!
Despite being free winged have to be captive birds!
We eventually found a more distant lake which had two possibly three Falcated Ducks on it!!! They were with a flock of Wigeon & Ferruginous Ducks, but surely have to be captive birds even though they were free flying!
Black-winged Stilts & a Marsh Sandpiper.
It is not often you see one right in the open.
Common Ringed Plover