Earlier this month I was down at Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City where I spent some time monitoring migration on the Islands in Phase A1.
Many migrants were still passing through, but still Red-backed Shrikes made up the majority and there appeared to be a lot of scuffling around their temporary territories
|Male Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)|
|Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)|
|Female Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)|
|Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)|
|Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)|
|Upcher's Warbler (Hippolais languida)|
|Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)|
|Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes)|
A quick trip off-shore produced two Bridled Terns on the buoys, which have returned to our shores for the coming breeding season on the off-shore islands.
|Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)|