Further sightings in Qatar

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Jamie Buchan has kindly sent us details of three Sociable Lapwings seen in Qatar on the 27th November, following on from the two sighted south-west of Doha on November 18th (again reported by Jamie).

The three birds were seen at Arakhiya Farm, 30-kilometres south west of Doha, and were apparently associating with Northern Lapwings. The two earlier birds had not been seen for nine days and this trio were assumed to be newly arrived.

A superb image of one of the birds can be found at http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2650/sul07164.jpg