Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas

The Zodiacs of the Clipper Odyssey ably lead by John Yersin came in handy to get us onto Sir bani Yas .

John and the Clipper Odyssey off Sir bani Yas
John and the Clipper Odyssey off Sir bani Yas

Once on the island I joined other bird watchers and we managed to spot

Houbara Bustard on Sir bani Yas
Houbara Bustard on Sir bani Yas

a ringed Houbara Bustard (which is a key prey of some of the hunting falcons we saw yesterday), a female Common Kestrel, a striking pair of Caspian Terns and a pair of Desert Wheatears.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4