Under the late taliban rule, it was forbidden to keep caged birds, which I'm sure some of you would be favourable towards. However, because of this, I think that the ring-necked parakeets in the Hasi Rashid Gardens are escapees rather than native colonials.
With spring in the air, Kestrel and Saker Falcon are more obvious in their hunting and can be seen most days.
The bird that I could not PID due to not having my spotters guide can now be known as I have patrolled back to the DC for the sole purpose of collecting the book (dedication). Dad, you were right, it was an Eversmann's Redstart, of which there are plenty around the trees lining the wadi.
Owls are also present in the AO as I found out on the night ambushes of last week. Unfortunately my thermal imager which located the birds, could not give any definition. The MOD will have to update their TI's to give me a better chance!
I am off the ground on the 19th so will shortly be in Bastion. If anyone's about, give me a shout!
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