02/05/2014 at Kabd Reserve

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 صُرَدٌ صَغِيرٌ
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio نُهَسٌ أَمْغَرُ
Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides نُهَسٌ تُرْكِسْتَانِيٌّ

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.

Upcher’s Warbler Hippolais languida دَخْنَاءُ وَادِيَّةٌ
European Roller Coracias garrulus شِقِرَّاقٌ أَوْرُوبِيٌّ

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

European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus سُبَدٌ أَوْرُوبِيٌّ