Irakaya Farm

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Qatar’s Secret Garden

I’ve been a frequent visitor to Irakaya Farm for many months now. In his post I would like to dwell on its significance to the expatriate birder, and on its importance to Qatar as a precious natural resource. From the Desert, A Garden Driving out from Doha on the Salwa… Read More >Qatar’s Secret Garden

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Irakaya Farm 21-9-2020

After the failure to obain access to the Farm on Friday, I thought I’d drive down after work today and see if it I could get in. I’m glad I did because there was a lot going on. I’d only previously visited the farm during the peak migration period from… Read More >Irakaya Farm 21-9-2020

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Irakaya Farm and Karaana Lagoons 18-09-20

My wife departed for the UK today, so in an effort to remain busy I decided to pay a first post-lockdown visit to the Farm. Unfortunately the gate was locked. I am unclear whether this is a new development or whether this was just early on a Friday morning. I’ll… Read More >Irakaya Farm and Karaana Lagoons 18-09-20

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Irakaya Farm 22-2-20

Today’s visit was quieter than normal with only one Harrier quartering the fields. There have recently been five or six of these birds in the air, as well as significant numbers of kestrels. Today’s visit was quieter than normal with only one Harrier quartering the fields. There are often five… Read More >Irakaya Farm 22-2-20

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Irkhaya Farm 7-2-20

The weather was bright and breezy as I arrived at the Farm.  After the last visit when I saw numerous Golden Eagles soaring in the afternoon thermals, I was hopeful of seeing some eagles. There were none to be seen, although there were plenty of Harriers as usual. This day… Read More >Irkhaya Farm 7-2-20