11/03/2008 at Kebd

A brief trip to Kebd yielded the usual early migrants, including many shrikes (Southern Grey, Isabelline and Woodchat), as well as the residents Dunn’s Lark and Black-crowned Sparrow-lark. A rather tame male Blue Rock Thrush was  hunting for insects near our farm buildings, though mainly staying the the shade. However, it did oblige briefly and posed in the sun. Three Eastern Orphean Warblers were seen in a group of trees.

Blue Rock Thrush

Western Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius on ground feeding
Western Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius سُمْنَةٌ صَخْرِيَّةٌ زَرْقَاءُ غَرْبِيَّةٌ

One of several Woodchat Shrikes

Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator on a branch
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator دُغْنَاشٌ شَامِيٌّ