21/11/2008 at Al Abraq Al Khabari

Al Abraq seems to offer almost every time something new. Today we (Rick and myself) saw three rare birds. First one was Yellow-browed Warbler that has probably stayed for a long time there. Second rare bird was European Siskin and third was Short-eared Owl.  We found also two late migrants Spotted Flycatcher and Cuckoo.  On our way back to the city we visited Jahra Farms where we saw male Shikra and Indian Roller.

Yellow-browed Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 4, European Siskin 2, Song Thrush 2, Penduline Tit 3, Spotted Flycatcher, Short-eared Owl 1,  Common Redstart 1, Cuckoo 1.

Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus حَسُّونٌ شَوْكِيٌّ
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus بُومَةٌ صَمْعَاءُ
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus وَقْوَاقٌ شَائعٌ