I had the opportunity to visit Oman for a couple of days recently. I came away with a few images, which has made me make a promise to myself to return for a longer birding safari.
There were house crows everywhere at the hotel we stayed at. They were quite tame and would raid the tables for scraps after the quests had finished their breakfast.
Indian Roller. Several pairs were to be seen around the resort. A Rainbow with wings. A lifer for me.
The contrast against the palm leaves adds to the richness of the colours.
Ring-necked Parakeets. Plenty of these to be seen in and around all the palm trees on the front lawns.
We took a drive to see Wadi Al Shab and I came across several Egyptian Vultures circling in a thermal close to the road we were travelling on. A lifer for me.
Along the way we stopped at the coast to admire the view for a few minutes. There were some gulls flying past , an opportunity too good to miss.
Sooty Gull. A lifer for me.
Great Black-headed Gull.
Caspian Gull tbc
A possible Heuglin's Gull tbc