04/05/2012 at Abdaly Farms and Fahaheel Waterfront
I’ve been birding with Daniel Mauras in recent days. After failing to see Afgan Babbler in Abdaly yesterday despite hearing them often we decided to get there early in the morning today. This surely paid off and we saw Babblers very well. We had one chick that was fed by two adult birds. Next target bird was White-cheeked Tern in Fahaheel waterfront Al Kout shopping mall. Almost immediately we saw three birds flying around. On the marker we had 7 Lesser Crested Terns and on a buoy 8 Socotra Cormorants. Later on in the afternoon we found several Upcher’s Warblers, Eastern Orphean Warbler and Thrush Nightingale.
Juvenile Afghan Babbler (Turdoides caudatus huttoni)
Afghan Babbler begging food
White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa)
Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) Birds are not always in their natural habitat during migration.