Post details: Warblers remain scarce but other species still passing through

2014-11-05

Warblers remain scarce but other species still passing through

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These last two days we had a two day Holiday for Ashora so I spent one day in the desert areas around the Jebel with the other in and around the greener corners of the western side of the Island. Compared with previous years it remains quiet however most noticeable was the complete lack of warblers not a single bird was seen.


Blue-cheeked Bee-eater common throughout this period
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

White-crowned Black Wheatear now two on the Jebel - hopefully they will stay for some time and allow a closer approach
White-crowned Black Wheatear

White-crowned Black Wheatear

White-crowned Black Wheatear

White-crowned Black Wheatear

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

Pied and Isabelline remain numerous while often seen Red-tailed wheatear remained flighty however despite extensive searches I failed to locate a single Mourning Wheatear

Desert Larks - over a dozen were seen just around the Jebel
Desert Larks

3 Collared Pratincole were found at Hamalah always approachable they are an endearing species
Collared Pratincole

Collared Pratincole

Collared Pratincole

Collared Pratincole

Collared Pratincole

Water Pipit
Water Pipit

Stonechats numbers are beginning to build for this colourful winter resident
Stonechat

Stonechat

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

White-cheeked Bulbuls
White-cheeked Bulbuls

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