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)
Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)
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.
European Roller (Coracias garrulus)
European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) I will never stop wondering how nightjars rely on their camouflage.