Permalink 09:16:59, Categories: How to get to site  

From the 14th of October I expect to be able to update people with a report on this years return - numbers and roost location being used



Nice to see so late in the season

Permalink 15:02:26, Categories: Latest Obs recieved  

Grey Hypocolius - the species can disappear as early as late February however this weekend I encountered a single flock of nearly 60 birds in the backside of Jasra - a pleasant surprise

Grey Hypocolius

Grey Hypocolius

Grey Hypocolius

Grey Hypocolius



Back again like clockwork!!

Permalink 08:46:21 pm, Categories: Latest Obs recieved, How to get to site  

I arrived at the Jasra site this morning before 6am hoping to get there before any hypocolius dropped in. To my surprise the place was full of birds. This year they appear to be using the site as a roost, as opposed to a drop in centre like last year. By 8am, Howard and Abdulla arrived and I had counted over 80 birds leaving the area going due northwest. Subsequently another 30 - 40 birds pupped out of the acacia trees.
I got a few poor shots through the wire!

Juvenile bird

View of the roost site from the road.

The birds were dropping down onto the ground for some reason. Possibly to drink the dew drops from the vegetation.

This is an adult male bird



Still here

Permalink 12:27:58, Categories: How to get to site  

Only two seen at Jasra this week-end - we now suspect the birds are currently roosting next to a vip garden where there is a large pool of water




Permalink 01:15:20, Categories: Latest Obs recieved  

We all managed to view Hypocolius today - in all two flocks 40 plus in Jasra and 40 in flight seen at Hamalah were this mornings counts - this evening over 130 were seen to drop in at Jasra although many were seen to move to the SE later on



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