I was back out at the farm again today. The dragonflies were everywhere and the feathered folk were taking full advantage.
This Green Sandpiper was light enough to jump down off the reservoir wall onto the algae bed on the water surface and pick off whatever came in range. Of the three bird species feeding on the dragonflies they had the highest hit rate.
This Wood Sandpiper spent lots of its time chasing off other Wood Sandpipers and not enough time concentrating on the job on hand. It was also jumping off the wall and hopping back onto it to swallow its catch. Here it has actually caught something else for a change.
The Squacco Heron was in attendance again and easier to photograph as it remained clinging onto the wall, (how sometimes I do not know) leaning forward and spearing a dragonfly, before regaining its balance to despatch it.
Here it had changed its position further along the wall but with the same result, another dragonfly.
Thus far this week I have managed to record two new ticks to my Qatar list, bringing my total to 138 species. Luckily I managed to get images of both birds. I have also photographed another bird but I am waiting on confirmation of the species before I count it.