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Good numbers still present- BK

Permalink 08:21:05 pm, Categories: Latest Obs recieved  

Abdulla and I were up early this morning trying to net grey hypocolius in Jazra. We counted 110 birds but failed to catch this time. Below are two shots of the birds.





100-120 birds seen - BK

Permalink 09:43:40 pm, Categories: Latest Obs recieved  

Today was a good day for spotting hypocolius. I dropped into the new site at Jasra at 7am to see if any birds were present and found a local trapper there. He caught a bird which we acquired from him and duely ringed and released.
In the afternoon myself and Abdulla returned to see if there were any birds roosting. On the southeastern corner of the village we spotted 100-120 birds rising from a set of acacia trees and heading ESE towards Buri. While we didn't manage to find the roost, the pre-roost gathering was impressive. If you are intending to come to Bahrain to see hypocolius I suggest you concentrate on the Jasra area at any time of the day.

Below is the male bird we ringed.



I spotted this bird relaxing in a low bush

This is the site at Jasra behind the graveyard



Birds still present at Jasra

Permalink 07:27:13 pm, Categories: Latest Obs recieved, How to get to site  

BK - On my way down to the Chicken farm at 3pm this afternoon there were two grey hypocolius in the tamerisk tree at the Jasra roundabout. I stopped for a few minutes to see if any others might arrive but the two birds flew NNW. I followed them to the rough ground directly behind the cemetary where they were joined by a third bird. There are a few old stunted palm trees mixed with tamerisk, a very suitable roost site. Unfortunately the birds left the trees and headed east but I didn't have time to relocate them a second time. Below is a shot of the three birds. I think we are getting closer to finding their roost. The plot thickens.



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