29/04/2009 at Al Abraq Al Khabari

New birds for the season were Thrush Nightingale and Red-breasted Flycatcher. The latter one is actually really scarce in the spring (my first). In the autumn it is common. Other good birds were Upcher’s Warbler, Syke’s Warbler and 6 Chestnut-shouldered Sparrows.

Squacco Heron 6,  Black Kite 1, Hoopoe 2, Tree Pipit 3, Yellow Wagtail 1, Rufous-tailed Bush Robin 4, Thrush Nightingale 2, Redstart 10+, Whinchat 1, Isabelline Wheatear 1, Upcher’s Warbler 1, Olivaceous Warbler 10+, Syke’s Warbler 1, Barred Warbler 5, Black Cap 3, Whitethroat 4, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Willow Warbler 10+, Red-breasted Flycatcher 1, Spotted Flycatcher 6, Red-backed Shrike 10+, Lesser Grey Shrike 2, Masked Shrike 1, Isabelline Shrike 3, House Sparrow 50+, Spanish Sparrow 15, Chestnut-shouldered Sparrow 6, Ortolan Bunting 1.

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)

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Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)

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Chestnut-shouldered Sparrow (Petronia xanthocollis)

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