Upcher's Warbler breeds in semi-desert
scrub and bush habitats of Central Asia and winters in East
Africa. Before you criticise the taking of photos of the
nesting bird with that beautifully lined nest (so soft for
her chicks) and its eggs, the photographer, Alexandra
Makhnina, assures us: "We
were with an ornithologist who was checking nests of Upcher's
Warbler and Syke's Warbler".