Steppenadler im Oman

Meine erste Begegnung mit Steppenadlern (Aquila nipalensis) hatte ich auf der Hochebene von Dhofar, die steil von der Südküste aufsteigt. Dass es tatsächlich Steppenadler sind erschließt sich mir aber erst etwas später. Am Straßenrand lagen 3 tote Kühe hinter einer schmalen Böschung. Haustiere laufen hier frei herum. Bei einem weiträumig gespannten, aber intensiv befahrenen Straßennetz… Continue reading Steppenadler im Oman

Pratincole in Oman´s deserts

These pictures are from Dawkah Farm on 10th of march 2012. Migration time in the desert could be very rewarding as surprises could arise everywhere. So happens with this pratincole with a wine-red underwing. First I thought of course of a. But looking at the photos I did not find the white trailing edge on… Continue reading Pratincole in Oman´s deserts

Young Pale Crag-Martin in flight over Oman

Pale Crag-Martin over the Oman Desert. Early spring in the desert could be very rewarding as surprises could arise everywhere. The birder has a chance to see birds in migration and to see the first birds breeding. A surprise was this Pale Crag-Martin, Hirundo obsolete or Ptyonoprogne obsolete patrolling over the little nice oasis of… Continue reading Young Pale Crag-Martin in flight over Oman

A Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis: From Eye to Eye

Most pictures of Steppe Eagle you find in the internet are from falconry or zoos. But the keen birdwatchter want the right stuff. Here you can see Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis, in the wild. Photographed in the desert environment of Dhofar/Oman near the city of Salalah. To cope with the growing demand for top shots… Continue reading A Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis: From Eye to Eye

Moustached Warbler in the middle of the Oman Desert

Migration time in the desert could be very rewarding as surprises could arise everywhere. So happens with a Moustached Warbler, Acrocephalus melanopogon, in the little nice oasis of Mudday in the north-western corner of Dhofar/ Oman. This passerine bird is a species found in upright aquatic vegetation such as reeds and sedge as it happens… Continue reading Moustached Warbler in the middle of the Oman Desert