27 Oct 2018

Migrants in the southwest

Whilst birding the southwest mountains in mid-October we saw a few migrants. Numbers were low but we saw a good selection of species. They included Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart, Pied Wheatear, Barn Swallow, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Steppe Eagle, Eurasian Griffon Vulture, Eurasian Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Turkestan Shrike, European Bee-eater, Ortolan Bunting and Common Swift. The habitat looks ideal for good numbers of migrant but the numbers seen were low with single birds or a few of each species only.
Common Snipe
Common Snipe
Common Snipe
Common Snipe
Eurasian Bee-eater
Eurasian Bee-eater

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