20 Apr 2020

The Northern Desert – Nayriyah area

Whilst birding the northern areas of the Eastern Province in spring we found good numbers of Wheatears. Most were Northern Wheatears with several Pied Wheatears amongst them. We also located a couple of Eastern Black-eared, Desert and Isabelline Wheatears. Careful checking of any tree fence-lines produced a few warblers with a big fall of Common Chiffchaffs and Lesser Whitethroat and Eastern Orphean Warbler also located. Eurasian Hoopoe, Daurian Shrike and Eastern Stonechat were also seen on the fences or nearby.
Common Chiffchaff
Common Chiffchaff 
Daurian Shrike
Daurian Shrike
Eastern Stonechat
Eastern Stonechat
Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Hoopoe
Lesser Whitetroat
Lesser Whitetroat 
Northern Wheatear - female
Isabelline Wheatear - female
Northern Wheatear - female
Isabelline Wheatear - female 
Pied Wheatear - male
Pied Wheatear - male

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