I had the good fortune to meet another birder when I was at the conference in Oman - he pointed me in the direction of a good, birdy walk between the ocean and some mangrove swamps.
Although the light was fading the birding was good. Working on "information supplied" I sneaked up on a large patch of open, dusty, soil and as promised there were three Grey Francolins (Francolinus pondicerianus). These birds are in the same family as partridge and pheasants. Grey Francolins are about 30 cm long and while the guide book calls them "rather drab" I think thats a bit harsh!
This bird was rather easily disturbed, and rushed off as soon as it saw me - I was glad that I had my camera on "fast drive" - these were the only three images I managed to get.
So, now its your turn to join in with Wild Bird Wednesday. Click on the link below and follow the instructions - its as simple as that.
Visits to WBW were down a bit last week, so if you know anybody who would be interested feel free to pass on the link! The more birds (and visitors!) the better! SM