02/05/2014 at Kabd

Kabd is pretty good place for migrants. This time of the year different shrikes are on the move as well as many warblers. Red-backed Shrike is especially common at the moment. I saw c. 20 of them. The best season will be soon over. However, it is always enjoyable to see Upcher’s Warblers and European Rollers in good numbers around. I came across with European Nightjar too.

Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)

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Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

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Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)

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Upcher’s Warbler (Hippolais languida) Note how this species moves it’s tail side wise and often fans it too. Pale-edged secondaries form some sort of pale panel on the wing.

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European Roller (Coracias garrulus)

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European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) I will never stop wondering how nightjars rely on their camouflage.

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