08/04/2008 at Kabd

An early morning trip to Kabd with the visiting birders from Austria / Germany provided some interesting birds, despite the dull, windy weather and the sandstorm that later developed. The main target species, Dunn’s Lark, was easily found, and ca. 8 birds were seen in total. The most interesting species, however, was a Temminck’s Lark, usually only seen here in August / September. Otherwise 60+ Black-crowned Sparrow-larks, 200+ Greater Short-toed Larks, 1 Pale Rockfinch, 1 Short-toed Eagle, 2 Booted Eagles, 2+ Montagu’s Harriers, 2+ Pallid Harriers, 1 White-throated Robin, 1 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, 3 Common Redstarts, 1 Eastern Orphean Warbler, 1 Barred Warbler, 2 Woodchat Shrikes, 20+ European Bee-eaters.

Temminck’s Lark