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From hawks to hawk-eagles. Back in Oman for a quick dash. I've never been here in March before, and I had hoped for some migrating raptors, but obviously this is still too early in the season. Usually I have visited the country some time between October and February and was hoping for some changes by coming in March. The main changes are that several of the wintering species have gone, or are at least fewer now compared to earlier trips. Based on this short stay I would say that the winter months are more interesting, late autumn perhaps being the best time to visit for a birder. But the residents are of course always reliable. This local female Bonelli's Eagle, with a damaged left leg, must surely be one of the most photographed of its kind worldwide. Personally I have photographed it almost every year since 2010, and it has been interesting to follow its plumage development over the years. I hope to blog more about this trip once back home, now days are just too busy in the field and the evenings are spent filing and naming gigabytes of images from the day.

From hawks to hawk-eagles. Back in Oman for a quick dash. I've never been here in March before, and I had hoped for some migrating raptors, but obviously this is still too early in the season. Usually I have visited the country some time between October and February and was hoping for some changes by coming in March. The main changes are that several of the wintering species have gone, or are at least fewer now compared to earlier trips. Based on this short stay I would say that the winter months are more interesting, late autumn perhaps being the best time to visit for a birder. But the residents are of course always reliable. This local female Bonelli's Eagle, with a damaged left leg, must surely be one of the most photographed of its kind worldwide. Personally I have photographed it almost every year since 2010, and it has been interesting to follow its plumage development over the years. I hope to blog more about this trip once back home, now days are just too busy in the field and the evenings are spent filing and naming gigabytes of images from the day.


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