Oman Environment Society Talk

Dr Rory Wilson gave a very good talk to the Environment Society of Oman

The Environment Society of Oman was given a very good talk by Dr Rory Wilson about animal tracking.

Dr Rory Wilson's Tracking Device
Dr Rory Wilson’s Tracking Device

With the support of the ‘Rolex Awards for Enterprise’ he has developed a device to track the movement of animals. Rory calls the results a ‘daily diary because, by extrapolating the information which includes 3-dimensional movement sensors and time a scientist can surmise the events of a selected animal’s day – its daily diary. 

Dr Rory Wilson
Dr Rory Wilson

Why was he in Oman? Last January in Oman he did a small test on an individual Arabian Leopard . It is hoped that, by using this tracking device on Leopard in the wild, more information about the Leopard in Oman will be obtained and – its future made more secure using extensive information rather than limited information and speculation. I wrote about the Arabian Leopard for ‘Oman Today’

Eagles and White Stork in Oman

Driving down from Muscat I arrived in Salalah just as the first of the White Storks and migratory Eagles arrived for the winter .

Eagle Salalah
Eagle Salalah

The storks spread through the hills feeding on insects; they also congregate in an area next to hundreds of eagles.

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Ramadhan in Oman

We had a 100 year old drink in Ramadhan

I was delighted to share Iftar with a friend – Iftar is the Break-fast meal after the fasting during daylight hours during Ramadhan.

Ramadhan Buffet
Ramadhan Buffet

It is a breakfast in a double meaning Continue reading “Ramadhan in Oman”

Oman Air to Muscat

Flying from the green of an English Summer into Muscat on Oman Air

The rain of a typical British Summer has kept trees in early summer leaf (except the Horse Chestnut which, where we live, has been badly affected by the new fungus which creates an Autumn brown off in early July).

English Fields
English Fields

On the ground the constant downpours have forced the birds of the garden under the creepers, Continue reading “Oman Air to Muscat”