Category: Latest Obs recieved

2007-11-06

Oh dear

Permalink 10:26:25 am, Categories: Latest Obs recieved  

A disastrous start to the season at the old Saar roost with only three Grey Hypocolius being seen to date at the site, we have no doubts that the seasonal and daily arrivals of the birds continues somewhere on the Island our problem is we can’t find them. I have check several locations without success at the BDF wadi the fruit on the thorn thickets has yet to ripen and a visit there yesterday yielded only one small warbler and a host of sparrows.
sparrows in BDF wadi

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2007-01-29

Secondary Roost

Permalink 07:21:12, Categories: Latest Obs recieved, How to get to site  

The long established roost at Saar has this season developed into a secondary site although birds still use it in much smaller numbers than previous seasons. A large high walled garden about a 1 km to the south seems now to be the favoured evening roost for birds in the northern part of Bahrain. So far, other than watching the birds drop in from beyond the wall, no observation on numbers or the nature of the roost has been possible.

Birds also continue to be also observed in the morning at the BDF wadi (see map below) from 6.30 am with a few hanging around at this location throughout the day.

H B

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2007-01-26

2 more ringed - one recovered

Permalink 17:42:30, Categories: Latest Obs recieved, How to get to site  

Only a small number of birds were seen today at the roost (26)- but others were seen dropping into a large walled garden 1 km south of the current roost. If this is the site of an other roost there is little chance of unrestricted access as this garden belongs to a VIP who (including his properties) is surrounded by high security.
The maximum numbers seen on any single day this week was 46

Hypocolius

Grey Hypocolius
At The roost

A good days birding finished of with 2 more Hypocolius ringed at the roost plus one recapture.
The whole crew left to right
Fiona Reid visiting from Tanzania, Brendan, Bill Jones a visitor from UK, Jahani, Adrian


The palm thickets favoured as roosting trees by this species.

The fast disappearing site

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Hypocolius

Permalink 06:46:10, Categories: Latest Obs recieved, How to get to site  

40 birds were all that is left at the Roost today - many more birds are scattered throughout Bahrain -as we have seen flocks of over 150 on a regular basis

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