Bizarre that so many Marsh have been seen in UAE by people who identify this as an Acrocephalus?
Was in neighbouring Kuwait three weeks ago and so Upcher's, Olivaceous and Sykes's warblers are all fresh in my memory. I believe these are the only three likely species for the photo, on range alone.
Everything has been said before, but the colour is misleading due to the evening light.
The dark tail with contrasting pale outers, overall contrasty wings and description of the tail flicking all point squarely to Upcher's. he bill looks far too big for either of the other two species.
Olivaceous only ever dips its tail from the horizontal downwards - this action is very distinctive.
Last edited by Ghostly Vision : Saturday 12th May 2007 at 15:11.