I have been travelling for a few days. When I arrived back I paid a visit the local patch to see what was out there. The Grey Francolin chicks had grown noticeably and the parents are now happy to bring them out into the open in search of food. On the migration front there were several Spotted Flycatchers still present. I saw a single Red-throated Pipit, a Willow Warbler, a Lesser Grey Shrike, a Common Whitethroat and a Great Reed Warbler. The latter three being new ticks for the patch.
This Common Whitethroat was working along the tree line feeding. Here it has just caught a moth. A new tick for the patch
A Great Reed Warbler. An uncommon passage migrant. A new tick for the patch
A rather grainy long distance pic of a Lesser Grey Shrike. Note how the black mask extends above the eye onto the forehead. This is also a new tick for the patch.
Below are comparative images of the two breeding resident species of Bulbul to be found here
Red-vented Bulbul. The less common and more shy bird
White-eared Bulbul. Friendly, noisy and conspicuous these birds are found almost everywhere in Qatar.