A few bits and pieces in the UAE Part II

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Ajban farms is a favorite site of mine , located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It is a desert scrub area with large water lakes. Unfortunately the water is constantly being pumped into tankers for nearby constructions sites. Not sure how much longer there will be water there, once gone I am sure there will be a significant reduction in birds to be found in the area.

Crested Lark

(Galerida cristata)

Corn Bunting

(Emberiza calandra)

Jack Snipe

(Lymnocryptes minimus)

Water Pipit


(Anthus spinoletta)

Kentish Plover

(Charadrius alexandrinus)

Bluethroat

(Luscinia svecica)

Temminck’s Stint

(Calidris temminckii)

Asian Desert Warbler

(Sylvia nana)

Asian Desert Warbler

(Sylvia nana)

Desert Wheatear

(Oenanthe deserti)

Little Owl

(Athene noctua)

Red-tailed Wheatear

(Oenanthe chrysopygia)

Pallid Swift

(Apus pallidus)

Little Owl

(Athene noctua)

Little Owl

(Athene noctua)

Mike Barth

Mike Barth

Mike Barth, a photographer from Manchester England, was based in Dubai in the UAE from 2004 to 2016. He has travelled regularly to Africa and Asia and has had the pleasure of birding in some wonderful locations. A passionate bird photographer he now offers tours for small groups, maximum of 6, photographers and offers photographic tours to several locations such as Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana. Please visit his site at https://www.mikebarthphotography.com for information, there you can also purchase prints in various formats.

Mike Barth

Mike Barth

Mike Barth, a photographer from Manchester England, was based in Dubai in the UAE from 2004 to 2016. He has travelled regularly to Africa and Asia and has had the pleasure of birding in some wonderful locations. A passionate bird photographer he now offers tours for small groups, maximum of 6, photographers and offers photographic tours to several locations such as Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana. Please visit his site at https://www.mikebarthphotography.com for information, there you can also purchase prints in various formats.

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Mike Barth

Thanks for your comment Steve, there is a lot of discussion here on this !

Susan Lee

I like the last photo of the Little owl with an expression Just as Though it were saying "I didn't make all this mess I just GOT here! 🙂

Steve Elliott

Great pictures which remind me of my trips there. The Litle Owl may well be split as Desert Little Owl. It is the Middle East and North African race lillith. Check out on google who lillith was (other then a charcter from Cheers).

Steve Elliott
Steve Elliott

Great pictures which remind me of my trips there. The Litle Owl may well be split as Desert Little Owl. It is the Middle East and North African race lillith. Check out on google who lillith was (other then a charcter from Cheers).

Ignacio Yúfera

Very nice colllection!

Ignacio Yúfera

Very nice colllection!