31/01/2012 at Al Abraq Al Habari

Update on 4.2.2012 by adding two pictures of unidentified Pipit

I visited today with British group Al Abraq. We managed to relocate Hume”s Leaf Warbler as well as Buff-bellied Pipit though the latter one wasn´t  easy. The bird spent long times hiding in grass. We saw first Yellow Wagtails of race feldegg. They are really early migrants to arrive with Southerly wind. It would be nice to know where are they coming from. We saw also very strange looking Pipit. I´ll post the picture once I receive it from British photographer. I didn´t manage to photograph it by myself. It loks like miniature Tawny Pipit.

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus r. japonicus)

Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus (rubescens) japonicus جُشْنَةٌ نَبْطَاءُ سَيْبيرِيَّةٌ
Black-headed Wagtail Motacilla (flava) feldegg
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola بِرْقَشٌ أَوْرُوبِيٌّ

Unidentified Pipit which looks like miniature Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris) Both pictures by Robert Swann

Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris جُشْنَةٌ صَحْمَاءُ