Another early morning pickup and today we headed north toward Liyah Reserve where we explored the acacia trees on the ring road around the abandoned plant picking up Wheatear, Shrike and some Lark species. We spent a lot of time with this Ménétriés’s Warbler, as there was some discussion of a possibility of Subalpine.
|Ménétriés’s Warbler (Sylvia mystacea)|
|Mauryan Grey Shrike (Lanius lahtora pallidirostris)|
We then headed east to Al Shallal Farm and found similar species to what had been seen previously, although this female Semi-collared Flycatcher gave us the run around until we could confirm the ID
|Female Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)|
On the way back to Jahra, another Eastern Imperial Eagle overhead.
|Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)|
|Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)|
|Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus)|
|Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)|
|Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)|
|Afghan Babbler (Turdoides c. huttoni)|
|Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Female Eastern Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe h. melanoleuca)|
|Male Eastern Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe h. melanoleuca)|
|Male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)|