19 Aug 2011

Juvenile Steppe Grey Shrike - Dhahran Hills

The 'patch' is just starting to get a few migrants and yesterday although quiet there were three Isabelline Wheatear and two Barn Swallow as well as a few waders. Waders included two Black-winged Stilt, twenty two Little Stint, four Green Sandpiper, three Common Ringed Plover, eight Little Ringed Plover and forty Kentish Plover. The only other good bird seen today was a juvenile Steppe Grey Shrike, the first time I have seen this plumage of Steppe Grey Shrike. The photograph is poor but shows most of features.
 Steppe Grey Shrike (juvenile)
Eurasian Collared Dove

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