18/03/2009 at SAANR

Migration is in full swing though numbers are still relatively small. Semi-collared Flycatcher, White-throated Robin, Eastern Orphean Warbler among other species bring clear message of spring migration. Scops Owls make their way to North as well. Amazingly one tree in Tulha seems to atract them more than any other similar tree around. So it was today too.

Squacco Heron 1, Little Crake 1, Ruff 1, Little Stint 2, Scops Owl 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 25, Common Swift 2, Barn Swallow 6, Red-rumped Swallow 1, Sand Martin 2, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Eastern Orphean Warbler 1, Desert Warbler 1, Menetries’s Warbler 1, White-throated Robin 1, Semi-collared Flycatcher 1, Woodchat Shrike 1, Short-toed Lark 1, Chiffchaff 20, White Wagtail 4, Yellow Wagtail 12, Stonechat 1, Pied Wheatear 1, Isabelline Wheatear 2, Desert Wheatear 1, Red-tailed Wheatear 1, Olivaceous Warbler 1.

Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) with interesting white supercilium.

Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata ذُبَابِيٌّ نِصْفُ مُطَوَّقٍ

Eastern Orphean Warbler (Sylvia crassirostris)

Eastern Orphean Warbler Curruca crassirostris دُخَّلَةٌ حَدَائِقِيَّةٌ شَرْقِيَّةٌ

Scops Owl (Otus scops)

Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops ثَبَجٌ أَوْرَاسِيٌّ