Post details: 100-120 birds seen - BK

2009-12-12

100-120 birds seen - BK

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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.

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I spotted this bird relaxing in a low bush

hypobush
This is the site at Jasra behind the graveyard
jasra

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