Category: How to get to site


Is this chap the last around this season

Permalink 00:40:47, Categories: How to get to site  

The Hypocolius had by mid month largely abandoned their morning roost at Jasra - or as has happened in previous years when Saudi and other Gulf states have had heavy late winter rain have they abandoned their regular habits and gone fly about time will tell.

Hypocolius - a solitary fellow 12-2-2017






back in big numbers

Permalink 12:34:55, Categories: Latest Obs recieved, How to get to site  

for the last few weeks the Hypocolius have been easy to find each morning in the thorns opposite Hamalah/Jasra water plant



Today Abdulla went out with his nets and ringed 15 birds a tremendous solo effort pictures to follow




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



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


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