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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Migrants in the UAE 16.04.11

Migration had been a little slow recently until last weekend when reports started to come in of several migrants around the place. Probably the best of the bunch was a Long-tailed Shrike, only the 7th UAE record. This was found in Mamzar park, Dubai. Also reported  were  several Barred Warblers, White-throated Robin and larger numbers of Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin.  The day before I had spent one day in Green Mubazzara where there were several Upcher's Warblers and Rufous Scrub Robin. Also had the pleasure to see that Barbary Falcons had been breeding in the back Wadi where I saw one of the juveniles catch a pigeon and fly back to the roost, followed closely by one of the Adults.  No pics unfortunately as I was not prepared :-( Some pics from the weekend.


Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
(Cercotrichas galactotes )

 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
(Cercotrichas galactotes )


Hooded Wheatear female
(Oenanthe monacha )


Upcher's Warbler
(Hippolais languida )

Sinai Agama
(Agama sinaita)
Long-tailed Shrike
(Lanius schach)


Common Redstart
(Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
 White-throated Robin
(Irania gutturalis )
  White-throated Robin
(Irania gutturalis )
 White-throated Robin
(Irania gutturalis )


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